Rafael Nadal: 'I am never too confident. I always respect every opponent'


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Rafael Nadal: 'I am never too confident. I always respect every opponent'

Rafael Nadal spoke about what makes tennis such a difficult and unique game to play. The Spaniard said: "In this sport you are never under full control, no? Things changes very quick. When you play against especially almost every player, when you play Masters 1000s, every single match is tough.

Everybody has the potential to cause problems and everybody is dangerous. Even if you are winning, especially today I was running 6-3, 4-0, I know I have an advantage, but of course I cannot be 100% calm knowing that I going to win the match", he said referring to his straight-set Rogers Cup final win over Daniil Medvedev.

"Probably for that reason I achieved all the things that I achieved, because I am never too confident. I always respect every situation and every opponent. That's why I'm always putting my 100% attention." Nadal also commented on what makes Montreal so special to him: "Every single place have a different atmosphere, different feeling.

Every place is special by itself. But honestly here, I think they are very passionate about the sport. They are very passionate about tennis. I always felt when I have been playing here, have been always an unbelievable atmosphere out here, full crowd.

That's so important for our sport and for me personally. Go around the world and see when I am playing, see the court full, it's a big personal satisfaction. I always enjoyed the city. Is a great city. Is very European city.

I am lucky that I have been here during the summer all the time because speaking with Jacque, my driver here since 2005, he always says that the winter is terrible (smiling). The city is beautiful. I always have fun to go out every evening for dinner and to walk around a little bit."