Stan Wawrinka: 'You have no chances against Rafael Nadal if you hesitate'

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Stan Wawrinka: 'You have no chances against Rafael Nadal if you hesitate'

Stan Wawrinka believes that he should have hesitated less in the Madrid quarter-finals against Rafael Nadal. The Swiss lost in straight sets, 6-1 6-2, and speaking to the French press said: "When I hesitate I do things in a superficial way and against Rafa you have no chances to win many games.

He was very strong as always. As soon as he starts dictating, he relaxes, becomes more aggressive. Since the beginning, I played nice points but I thought too much, I always hit the ball in the middle of the court without really being in defence or attack.

But this loss does not change plans, what I think I can do and what I did this week. If every time that I was dominated by Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer and I stopped for a too long time, I would have not achieved what I did in my career.

I know that from one week to the other it changes a lot. It was a good tournament with three good matches. I am playing well and I want to keep going to Rome." Analyzing his win over Wawrinka, Nadal said: "Today is a day to be satisfied, to be happy at things, how things have worked out today, and how I have been able to play against Wawrinka."

The Spaniard will now head to the Rome Open where he will face, probably on Wednesday, the match winner between the Frenchmen Richard Gasquet and Jeremy Chardy.