Speaking to AS Nicolas Almagro reflected on his career. The Spaniard is proud with his achievements. "Who is not normal is Rafa Nadal, not the others", said Almagro. "We need to feel proud of having a player like the one we have.
We were with two or three Spanish top tens at the end of the season. Many were seeing it as normal, but it was not. And we won more than 13 or 14 titles every year. You need to enjoy the good moments more than the bad ones. I was part of the best generation of tennis players in tennis history and i was world No.
9. Competing with them, beating Rafa once and another time Murray, competing with Federer several times... Those are things that I will be able to tell my children." Describing the Big Three, Almagro added: "Federer is the perfection, absolute elegance.
Rafa is sacrifice, falling and getting back and no one will achieve what he did on clay. Novak has a bit of the two, Roger's talent and Rafa's work ethic. But no one has Nadal's mentality, he is at the top."
On his own character, Almagro concluded: "Off the court i am very happy, relaxed... But when I headed into there I changed. The adrenaline, competition, not wanting to lose, the pressure... all this, that I cannot explain really well, made me not being able to control things that were getting into me. But with this mentality I managed to win Davis Cups and ATP titles."