Rafael Nadal spoke about his history in the Rogers Cup. The Spaniard, who seeks his fifth title in the event this week, said: "I really enjoy playing everywhere. Normally the crowd, when you see the full crowd, the court full, is a very special and nice feeling.
Here in Montreal, as I said on court, I have plenty of good memories. 2005 was my first time here. I enjoy a lot of great moments here. For me is another chance. Of course, being one year Montreal, one year Toronto, you never know when is the last time that you have the chance to be here because we are 33, I am 33 already.
Next time that I can be playing here, going to be at 35, so... I hope to make it, but there is always a risk that you don't. I just enjoy the fact that I am playing here one more time. Fans are always great to me. I always enjoyed the great crowd and felt the love and support."
Nadal was asked if he thinks about potentially playing Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Montreal semifinals. The Spanish player said: "My opponent is Guido Pella now. That's my reality, no? I even don't know in what round I can play against Stefanos.
I would love to play that match. Going to be great news for me to be in semifinals, no? I am not thinking that far. I am just going step by step. Today was a good victory that allows me to be back on court again tomorrow, tomorrow against a player who is playing great.
He's having the best year of his career. He's super dangerous, winning great matches. I need to be ready for tomorrow."