The harsh protocols of Australia leave Carlos Moya ashore, who will not be able to travel like this with Rafael Nadal to the first ‘Grand Slam’ of the season. The intention of the Mallorcan coach was to join the Melbourne bubble later, but the organization had made it clear that no one from tennis would enter outside the dates of January 15 and 16 due to the protocols.

There are 1,200 people related to tennis that the ‘Aussie’ government is going to let pass but they all have to arrive at the same time. In this way, Francis Roig, who always made the first part of the tour of the antipodes, in fact, was the captain of Spain last year in the first edition of the ATP Cup, he will be the one who travels with Nadal and is with the champion of 20 greats in the Adelaide quarantine and later in the ATP Cup and the Australian Open.

It should be remembered that in 2021, the preparatory team competition for the major will be held from February 1 to 5 and the national coach will be Pepe Vendrell, current coach of Roberto Bautista. Roig and Moya combine their presence in the four major tournaments on the calendar although Francis travels alone to Wimbledon the best on the grass: After talking with Rafa we have decided that

I will not travel to Melbourne with the team. My intention was to be in contact with the start of the Open as every year, but not the Australian Government does not authorize to travel separately and arrive for the beginning of the tournament. I will have to watch it from home since it is time to be with my family, parents, and children due to the delicate situation