Rafael Nadal said: "I know how I arrived here.
I know the preparation have been very short for me and not the ideal one after the injury in Bercy. So for me was important to give me a chance to compete better than what I did the first day. The first day have been a tough day.
I think in general terms I was ready to play a little bit better but indoor, and it's true that I only played one normal set before the tournament start, the day before, no? So preparation have been very short, and is the worst tournament possible to arrive without the best preparation possible."