After suffering his worst career loss to Novak Djokovic yesterday in the Doha final, Rafael Nadal was looking at the positive.
“The opponent was too good. And when something like this happens, the only thing you can do is applause him and congratulate the opponent,” Nadal said. “For my side, I am happy the way that I am working and I gonna keep working.”
Nadal, who’s been playing better the last six months, then offered his thoughts on winning Grand Slam No. 15.
“Maybe I am three weeks away, maybe I am five months away or six or nine, or maybe I am forever away,” Nadal said of winning a Slam. “You know, you never know how these thing goes.
“I am playing good. We will see what’s going on in the next four next Grand Slams and see what’s going on the next couple of years. I cannot tell you how far I am. I know last year I was so far. This year is different story.”
Nadal will have a week off to travel to Melbourne where he’ll begin his quest for a second Australian Open next Monday.
“Let’s see in Australia and let’s see later during the whole season,” Nadal said of the Djokovic challenge. “I’m going to fight and I feel ready to fight, and I feel ready and excited about this fight and I hope to be closer.
“The only thing that you can do is wait that the opponent is not playing like this all the time. That is difficult to play like this all the time, it’s obvious. And I gonna wait my moment.”
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