Rafael Nadal: 'I have been going through tough moments'


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Rafael Nadal: 'I have been going through tough moments'

Rafael Nadal believes he will get over his Australian Open final loss to Novak Djokovic in a quick way as he is an experienced player. In press conference, the Spaniard said: "I am not new on this.

I know these kind of things happens. Even to the best players of the history happened. I don't say I have been destroyed. I have been playing against a player that was at the highest level possible, in my opinion, tonight. A player playing like this is difficult to win.

He was better than me tonight. That's the sport. We can talk a lot, but when the player did almost everything better than you, you can't complain much. The only thing that you can say is congrats to the opponent, well done.

For my side being very happy, big personal satisfaction about the two weeks, you can't imagine -- is nice and easy now playing the final here, looks always that. But I have been going through very tough moments. After the US Open, I didn't had the chance to play for three weeks or four weeks for the knee.

Then I came back, and two days or three days before Bercy, I felt the feet, that something going wrong. I went to Bercy, had a strain in the abdominal. Then I came back, had to do surgery to the feet because a small portion of the ankle was gone.

Is all the time under a tough process of things. Then when you want to start the season, what happened for me in the thigh at the beginning of the season, is a lot of issues. Even if I always say that I am a positive, believing that the things can go better all the time, that's tough.

That's mentally tough. It's painful that you can't do the things that you need to do to be 100% fit. If we analyze all this stuff, have been probably better impossible two weeks for me, even if tonight was not my day, because the opponent played too good, and I was not ready to face that level tonight.

But I believe that I can be ready in a couple of months if I am able to keep practicing and to keep competing at that level." ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title