It’s been a long four months admitted World No. 1 Rafael Nadal after losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the Queen’s quarterfinals yesterday.
Since Australia Nadal had reached the finals of every tournament he entered until this weekend. And the lefty just won his sixth French Open on Sunday.
“I had a tough Roland Garros,” Nadal said. “I had tough clay court season. American season was two finals, too. So I played all the matches possible this last four or five months, so is fantastic my result last five months, very happy for everything. Yeah, I came here. I tried in all the moments. So I tried in doubles, I tried in singles, I tried to practice hard. Hopefully it was good preparation for me. Sorry for the tournament because I had my chance to be in the semifinals, but it wasn’t possible today.
“Negative thing is I lost; positive thing is I have few days off and can stop a little bit mentally,” he added. “I can be a little bit more relaxed, because every day — I play every day with pressure. Wake up every day with that pressure that you have to play is not easy, and that’s what happened for me last four months every day.”
With a few days off Nadal says he’ll go home and get away from tennis before heading to Wimbledon next Wednesday or Thursday.
“Be with the friends, be with the family, play some golf, relax, go fishing maybe,” Nadal said of his plans. “That’s relaxing, too. You know, have a little bit of distraction mentally, think of other things, not tennis.”
Nadal will be the No. 1 seed at Wimbledon which begins in just nine days.
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