Rafael Nadal is aiming to end the year as a world No. 1 for the fifth time, which Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have achieved before. The Spaniard will give his best to reach the goal. “Of course, I would love to be the year-end No.
1. I would love to be equal with Roger and Novak", said Nadal who feels excited ahead of the ATP Finals: "To play here is always a very special thing. [I'm] excited to be back here in London in one of the great events of the year,” Nadal said on Friday.
“I'm going to try my best to keep producing chances to compete well, and if I'm competing well, I'm playing at my best, I hope to have my chances to have a good result. It's a tournament [where] you will face the top guys since the beginning, so you need to be 100 per cent ready.
But I really hope that I will be able to serve every single day a little better, and my goal is to be on Sunday serving normal. I have good hopes to be 100 per cent ready for Monday." Nadal always puts bandge on his hands.
Serena's sister Venus spoke about why she doesn't shake opponents' hands: “Before I walk on the court to play, I always wash my hands like clockwork. Sure, part of it is to prevent germs—when I shake my opponent’s hand at the end of a match, I know we’re good—but I also don’t want my racket to slip at all while I play.
My main fear is lotions or anything, which can affect your grip. Sometimes, they’ll have a guest come out on the court for the coin toss and I’m like, I can’t shake your hand. I don’t know what you have on them”. What's her solution? “I offer them a fist bump”.