'I am ready to win a title'. Rafael Nadal enters the Monte Carlo event with only one big goal: biting a Trophy again for the first time since 25 April 2016 when he won Barcelona title. Rafa is confident, this year he reached three finals losing them all in Melbourne, Acapulco and Miami.
'I am satisfied with my level, for me it's important to know that I can be competitive, because it gives me extra motivations. At the moment I am doing well, I don't have any injury and it matters. In the last two weeks I practiced well.
I am playing at a high level, I had a good start of the year and my current position in the Race to London allows me to play calm.' About Federer's absence until Roland Garros, Nadal said: 'I agree with his choice, he is playing more aggressive and clay isn't a surface that allows you to win the point after three or four points.' Winning in Monte Carlo would be very important for Rafa: he would not only become the first man to win a title for ten times, but he would also pass Guillermo Vilas' 49 titles on clay.
'I don't think about records, I think only that I am enjoying tennis', said Nadal who will play his first match against Evans or Edmund. 'Of course Monte Carlo is a special place, one my favourite events where I won very much.' ALSO READ: Novak Djokovic: 'Roger Federer's Australian Open title shows anything is possible'