In an interview to ATP Rafael Nadal's coach Carlos Moya was asked if he is optimistic heading into the late stage of the season where the 19-time Grand Slam winner will compete in Paris, London's ATP Finals and Madrid's Davis Cup.
"More than optimistic I am always realistic. I see who is my player, how he is training and how he is playing, and you just have to be optimistic. In my case I think I am realistic. Positive but aware that a bad day can happen and you can lose.
Rafa is getting better every day. He took a rest, which is the most important things. He had an amazing day for his wedding and we were suddenly training because he had a pre-wedding honeymoon. So two days after the wedding we were already training.
It was different, but it was very good days. Most of the seasons he headed into Paris resting very less, with many matches and physically without being in the best conditions", said Moya. Roger Federer won his 103rd career-title on Sunday at the Basel's Swiss Indoors beating Alex De Minaur in the final.
Federer last lost a match in his hometown tournament in 2013 final against Juan Martin del Potro. From there, he has won all the 25 matches played, from 2014 to 2019 expect 2016 when he did not play due to an injury. "I think at some point this streak will end, I already thought about it last year and it is still happening this season.
For my fans, it is something granted that I am in the semis or the final, but it's not like this for me. They tell me, We see you on Sunday, I already have the tickets. Before the tournament, I felt like if I could lose before the final.
I am realistic, the margin of mistake is very little on court. That's why I am surprised I did it again", said Federer.