Despite arguably his most dominating performance ever at the French Open, an event he’s not won an astounding 10 times, Rafael Nadal is not ready to say if he’s playing better than ever.
“I don’t know,” Nadal said of his play. “I cannot say. I cannot say not. These two weeks have been great level of tennis, is true. But I already won two Roland Garros, too, without losing a set before this one, no? 2008, 2010, I didn’t lose a set. Probably I was playing good, too, no?
“I feel I was playing well since beginning of the season, but it’s true that in my career I have had a lot of good years,” he added. “This year has been very special since the beginning. I am playing very well. I don’t like to compare. The only thing that I know is I am playing well now. I am happy. I am enjoying every week, and I want to continue and I gonna try to keep working hard to try to enjoy more beautiful weeks.”
Nadal is 43-6 this year and has won four titles and finished runner-up two other times. Not only does he have a big lead in the ATP Race, he’s also closing in on the No. 1 ranking. And a strong performance on the grass would probably get him over the top.
Last year, Nadal finished with just two titles in three finals, so clearly he’s playing better and maybe some of that credit can go to Carlos Moya who signed on with Rafa at the start of the season.
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