After all the struggles, Rafael Nadal picked up the biggest win of his season beating Fabio Fognini 75, 75 to win the Hamburg 500 event.
“I lost the last two times against him, so I knew it was going to be a tough one,” said Nadal. “I think I had a great attitude the whole match, very positive, fighting for every ball. I had some tough moments on court, lost opportunities, but every time I came back and I kept fighting with the right mentality. I’m very happy for the victory. It is an important victory for me.”
With renewed confidence, Nadal now will head to North America for the Canadian Open in Montreal on August 10.
“Now the hard-court season is starting, it’s a different story,” said Nadal. “But at the same time, I’ll keep going with the same mentality and this title helps to be a little bit more calm and add some points to my [Emirates ATP] Ranking to try to finish the year in the Top 8 again.”
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