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Nadal expresses Concern Over Coronavirus in the Olympics



Rafael Nadal is a former Olympic Gold Medalist

He’s looking forward to competing in the Olympics but shared concern over the coronavirus

The coronavirus has infected near 90,000 people already around the world

Former Olympic gold medalist Rafael Nadal will be representing his country again in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He won the Gold for his country in Beijing back in 2008. While the anticipation for the games is drawing near, fear and uncertainty have also entered the picture. There has been a scare lately with the coronavirus and Nadal shared that he hopes the best for the tournament.

Per Tennis World USA, the recently crowned Mexican Open shared that he hopes for the best in the current situation. “I hope it is controlled, that a remedy is found and this uncertainty is stopped, this psychosis, this fear,” Nadal said.

Nadal is a 19-time Grand Slam Champion and has been chasing the Majors throughout his career. He’s hoping to tie Roger Federer in the nearest Grand Slam, the French Open. Despite having such an illustrious career in terms of Majors won, the 35-year-old still prioritizes winning for his country.

He has shown much enthusiasm when carrying the colors of his flag. “It is the most important thing, not only for the Olympic Games but for humanity. The Olympic Games is one of the most special events in the world,” said Nadal. This might be the final Olympics of Nadal’s career and he is looking forward to making the most out of it. “It is a unique experience to be there and I consider it the most difficult tournament to win because you only have two or three chances in your career”.

Per the World Health Organization (WHO) update as of March 2, the coronavirus has already infected 88,948 people across the world.

According to the WHO, there are various ways of catching the virus. People can catch the virus from other people who have also been infected. It can spread from person to person when an infected person coughs or exhales. These will then cause small droplets that can land on objects or surfaces – putting a lot of people in public areas at risk. This is because either one breathes in the droplets from other people or they might end up touching these surfaces and then touch their eyes, nose or mouth.

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