Nadal after reigning at Melbourne ATP: “I don’t see myself as a real candidate for the Australian Open”

Rafael Nadal beat the young American Maxime Cressy.


The Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal (number 6 of the ATP) stated that he is not considered a real candidate for conquer the Australian Open. However, he pointed out that “in this sport things change very fast“.

“This year I have a different ‘approach’, even though always Expectations are so high for all that I’ve won. Today is a day to enjoy the title, “he explained at the press conference after his victory in the final of the Melbourne Summer Set versus the american Maxime Cressy.

Nadal remarked that, until now, it has been a positive start. He commented that the final against the young American had been the best match of the week, “where the movements have been more fluid ”.

After adding your nineteenth consecutive season with at least one title commented: “Today I have served and subtracted well, he was a very uncomfortable rival. I am quite satisfied on a personal level ”.

Finally, the sixth-placed world ranked once again how you found out you were positive for COVID-19 and emphasized what happened “Four horrible days with a very high fever.”

“I started to feel very bad on the plane, but I didn’t think it was the virus because I had the negative PCR from that morning. Upon arrival I went directly to the hospital, for the safety of my relatives, and then I locked myself in my house ”, concluded a Nadal.

The Spanish will continue with their workouts at Melbourne Park, before the first major competition on the tennis calendar, which will start January 17 with the Australian Open.

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