Nadal: '2008 final vs Federer had bigger impact on my career than US Open'

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Nadal: '2008 final vs Federer had bigger impact on my career than US Open'

Rafael Nadal spoke to Movistar about his US Open final win over Daniil Medvedev. The Spaniard was asked if this final was the most important one in his career even over the Wimbledon win 11 years ago against Roger Federer. "No.

2008 final had a bigger impact on my career and more important. There were other ones that were more important than this one, but it was an emotional end", said Nadal. On how he feels now, Nadal added: "I am recovering little by little mentally and physically.

I was very emotional because of many facts... the adrenaline coming down,all the physical and mental effort, the energy of the people, the video that was shown. It was one of the most important and tiring matches he has played.

I was in a pretty critical moment in the fifth set after being two sets to love. I was up two breaks on the fifth. It was tense moments and luckily in the end everything went in the best possible way. These few days I am just focused on recovery.

He has not read the messages yet nor watched the match. I will train again next week in order to analyze the things I did well and less well but now it's more about recovering." Asked what he enjoys the most about tennis, Nadal said: "Playing being injury-free, playing moving freely, without having a big pain.

When it happens, I train every day with motivation and to achieve goals we set. When you deal with more injuries than usual, everything is more complicated."