Carlos Moya says he is leaving Rafael Nadal to his own physical conditioning as they deal with the current suspension of all tennis due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tennis is on hiatus until June 8 at the earliest as a result of the virus which has caused the deaths of over 37,500 people worldwide.

Spain has been among the worst-hit countries with the death toll surpassing 7,000 on Monday after 812 new fatalities.

The country is on lockdown with citizens only allowed to leave their homes for work, essential food and medical supplies.

Nadal has been in Spain ever since flying back to Porto Cristo following the cancellation of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.

The world No 2 has been posting images of himself cooking and doing physical exercises.

But he is unable to practise at his nearby academy for the foreseeable future.

And speaking in an interview with the ATP, Nadal’s coach Moya revealed they are in contact and the 33-year-old is feeling a bit restless.

He said: “We have contact, but there is not much to do in terms of work.

“He is doing physical work and maintaining himself. He is not taking it very well, not being able to leave his house because he is very active.”

In his bid to support people as the coronavirus spreads, Nadal has called on major Spanish sports stars to join his campaign to raise £9.9million for the Red Cross.

Nadal said in a Twitter post: “In this situation which is totally new for everyone, after giving it further thought, I have come to the conclusion that you, the Spanish people, have never failed us, the athletes. You have always been by our side in happy moments, (but also) in difficult times.

“You have always had understanding with us when things have not gone well, but when things have gone well you have always been there celebrating with all of us our joy.

“I think that athletes are what we are in large part thanks to your support, and now is the time that athletes cannot fail you.

“That’s why I decided to call my friend Pau. Together we came to the conclusion of starting this initiative to which we trust that all Spanish sport will unite and give a good example of unity.

“We’re teaming up with the Red Cross Respond project. In this project the Red Cross is supplying medical equipment, they are building hospital infrastructures, they are helping the most vulnerable families, and they are also creating accommodation for special groups and many other things.

“The objective is clear: To get 11 million Euros for helping 1,350,000 people. We trust that all Spanish sports (sportsmen and sportswomen) will come together and support the initiative to achieve our goal.

“Pau and I have already made our donation. We rely on you because surely this is going to be our best victory.”



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