Rafael Nadal spoke about his rituals before playing points. The Spaniard said: "It's easier for me because I am 100 percent focused. On the court I am never afraid but I am respectful towards the opponent. On the court, what will I be afraid of? At the end of the day it's the game.
The worst thing that can happen is to lose. If you lose, you go home. It's sad times but it's sport. You have to be ready to appreciate wins and accept losses. Because almost every week, you lose." On no Frenchmen winning French Open since Yannick Noah in 1983, Nadal added: "It would be nice and special if a Frenchman wins a title.
France has everything to have a French Open winner. The French Federation has money to help players, the Grand Slams Federations can help promoting this sport helping younger generations to grow and head into the right direction.
French Federation is doing a good job to build future players. I hope some of them can go to my Academy and maybe win the French Open one day." Asked who is his favorite Big Four player, Henri Leconte replied: "I appreciate and respect any of those players so much that picking one would be impossible.
Djokovic started playing in a war country and he became an Amazing athlete, moving so well. Look at Nadal's commitment in the game, he brought tennis to another level. Look at Federer's easiness."