The past Roland Garros will not be a pleasant memory for Rafael Nadal. In this tournament, Spanish began to feel again those problems on the left foot and, in addition, lost in the semifinals against Novak Djokovic. Precisely, on the Serbian, he has spoken in an interview for the Japanese Web Number Web.
There, he has praised one of him rivals, assuring that he is a "perfect" player and "no weaknesses" "I think Novak was more efficient and intelligent than me in that game," says Rafa, in reference to the meeting that they played together in the past Roland Garros.
"Besides, I think he was cooler than me. He wanted to continue winning in Paris as long as possible, but could not be the last time. I'm looking forward to Roland Garros again next year," continues to say the Mallorcan.
The Spaniard, who saw how Nole got two Slams followed to tie 20 the great ones who own him and Roger Federer, highlights the figure of Serbian, current number 1 of the ranking. "He is the perfect tennis player, he does not have weak points.
Although he plays on earth, on hard track or grass, he is able to win. This year has been incredibly solid. Even in those days where things do not seem to leave as he wants, you have the feeling that he will end up winning," Rafa said.
Federer is still hungry for success
Tommy Haas believes that while Roger Federer is satisfied with the career he has had thus far, the Swiss still has a burning desire to make another comeback on tour and retire on his own terms.
“We saw at Wimbledon that he was a little bit injured, he wasn’t moving as well as usual," Tommy Haas said in an interview with L'Equipe. "But he’s going to make every effort to come back. I’m 100 per cent sure that the goal is Wimbledon.
It’s his best surface to go far again, again." The German pointed out that the Swiss is still "hungry" for success and wants the luxury of ending his illustrious career on his own terms. “He’s happy,” Haas added.
“He has no reason not to be. He knows that, there’s a lot of gratitude in him. He loves life. But he’s still hungry. He still hopes he can come back. He wants to stop when he wants to, to decide when it’s time to say you don’t like it anymore (because) you lose too much”.
Indian Wells Tennis Garden is one of the most iconic tournaments on the tennis tour, complete with rich history and scenic beauty. This year, Rafael Nadal, Naomi Osaka, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Dominic Thiem, Novak Djokovic, and Ashleigh Barty’s cutouts all featured on the wall.