Here’s Rafael Nadal talking about his game leading into the Madrid Masters 1000 which began earlier today.
Nadal is seeded second behind Federer who he lost to in the final last year. But this time Nadal is feeling great and confident after titles in Monte Carlo and Rome.
“Well, I am feeling good,” said Nadal. “Both tournaments are very important for me. The two victories. We will see what’s happening here probably is the most difficult tournament because the altitude, the ball is faster and it’s going to be a challenge for me.
“No it’s not ideal conditions but last year I play the final so it’s not terrible conditions, too.”
Nadal has a bye in the first round. He’ll await the winner of the Seppi-Dolgopolov match. By winning the title he will return to No. 2 in the rankings and become the player with the most career Tennis Masters titles with 18.
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