Nadal: Championship is the beginning to move on
After setting a record of 34 times of the 1000 Masters title, the world number two player claimed he was not a person who lived by the past.
Do not blame when playing badly, when facing difficulties or suffering pain. Everything has two sides.
Keeping the passion in every day entering the training field is to have a chance to come back.
Rafael Nadal shared after defeating Novak Djokovic in the Rome Masters final 2019 with the score 6-0, 4-6, 6-1.
We are here to witness an important moment. The championship is the starting point to move forward.
Earlier, the Spanish player was reluctant to talk about the failures he had just experienced during the European clay season and why he did not have a title during the first four months of 2019. – what has never happened to you since 2004.
But by winning against Djokovic, Nadal was able to smile at the champion. He overcame the opponent himself, to make a record of 34 times winning at Masters 1000. “The title thirst is finally satisfied,” Nadal said. “For me, the most important thing is that I have played well with full energy.
If I continue to maintain my form, then winning more titles is only sooner or later. Of course, facing Novak too. It is special because it is part of the history of the sport, it always brings in difficult emotions, I am happy to have won over Novak, especially overpowered.
Nadal showed an impressive performance in Rome when he lost only 13 games on his journey to the final and set a record of four 6-0 white sets in the tournament. Set white victory against Djokovic in the final is also the first time in 54 matches, he touched that landmark.
“Honestly, I don’t care about winning 6-0 or 6-4. I played the first set great. No mistakes, comprehensive attacks and varied ball things. That’s rare Nadal is not sure to repeat, “Nadal said. “In a match, the first set is very important. The result shows that I am fully capable of playing at such a high level.”
The Spanish player also frankly admitted that the loss to Fabio Fognini in the Monte Carlo semi-final was rooted in his own inferior cause, as well as the win against Leonardo Mayer in the first round Barcelona Open like a carpet painting. However, he tried to find a solution and eventually succeeded in Rome.
“Clay King” is heading towards Roland Garros’s 12th crown at the end of May. What he is showing is that, in order to stop Nadal now, it will be a difficult task for any player. “I am playing better day by day. The match with Novak may be my best match of the clay season this year. I am happy to have reached a high level before the Grand Slam in Paris. However, I don’t want to talk much about Grand Slam now, for me, every tournament is important, “Nadal said.