Rafael Nadal evolved his game a lot over the years. The Spaniard now comes to the net much more often than he did in the beginning of his career and he served and volleyed many times during the US Open final. Asked if he sees himself playing for three or four more years emulating Roger Federer's longevity, Nadal said: "I don't think about that.
I just think about a shorter period of time because you can't predict what's going on in this life now. This world and this life changes like this. You need to be prepared to accept everything. Today is the day to enjoy.
I did this during all my career. If not, I will not be able to be where I am today with all the injuries that I had, no? I need to adapt my game to my problems and to my goals. That's what I did all my career, just try to improve the things that I need to improve because on the way you lose things that you had.
When you lose things, you need to add other things to keep being competitive." On Medvedev's potential, Nadal added: "He's 23. The year that he's having is just very impressive. He has a great, great future in front.
I really believe that, of course, he will be able to win Grand Slams, a couple of them, no? Let's see. In this life, is impossible to predict the future. But his career looks very, very well."