Two-time runner-up Rafael Nadal still has his hopes set on his first ATP Finals title. After a tough start to the 2015 season, Nadal has showed some signs of improvement the last month or so of the season lifting his confidence going into the Finals.
“At the end of the day it’s good news to be here as No. 5 in the world. After a tough year, if you’re able to arrive at this tournament with that number that says that the level is still there. I need to keep playing the way that I’m playing the last month and a half. I think like this I’m going to be in a good position.”
Nadal is in a good group with Andy Murray, David Ferrer and Stan Wawrinka.
“If you work there is always a solution and if finally there is not a solution, the most important thing is be satisfied that you really tried,” Nadal said. “Every time I come here I arrive with motivation to try my best. This year is not an exception even if it was not an ideal season for me. I’m here to keep fighting as I did the last tournaments and I had the motivation to do it.”
Nadal, who missed the 2014 tournament due to an appendectomy, will play Monday evening against Wawrinka.
Nadal comes into the event with three titles in 2015, winning in Buenos Aires, Stuttgart and Hamburg and reached three other finals at Madrid, Beijing and Basel. Rafa, though, is just 4-10 vs Top 10 players this year.
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