Rafael Nadal on his most special achievement ever

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Rafael Nadal on his most special achievement ever

Interviewed by Movistar, which is the main sponsor of his academy, Rafael Nadal recalled his great 2017 season in which he won two Majors: at the French and US Opens, and four other titles. All of these also helped him become the world no. 1 again. 

'I am happy to feel that I am competitive again and that I have a great level,' said Nadal, who was recently named the best athlete of the year of Balearic Islands. 'My goal was, If I keep playing as I did on hard courts also on clay, I may have the chance to do something really important. Winning ten French Open titles is very special, something difficult to achieve. I think it's the most special achievement for me.'

Asked when he realized he could be no. 1 again, Nadal indicated that he felt so in April, after the Miami Open: 'During the clay swing, I was seeing how things were evolving and (Novak) Djokovic and (Andy) Murray weren't in the best form. I was second in the (ATP Race) and I told Toni: "Well, if I play well on clay, I can be no. 1''. Then when I won Roland Garros, I really had chances.'

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