‘I’m a mess and a mess’

‘I’m a mess and a mess’


20-time major champion Rafael Nadal led the way at the final Masters 1000 tournament in Paris last year. After his 13th crown at Roland Garros, Nadal was unsure if he would be able to compete at the Paris Masters and the ATP Finals. He still won’t.

World 2 decided to participate in the Masters 1000 event in the capital of France, in search of one of the rare and unknown titles lost from its rich collection. Rafa made his debut in Paris in 2007, reached the final stage but won four matches against David Nalbandian and passed to the final.

Nadal, plagued by injuries in the months following the US Open, has never been a favorite on hard courts at home, making three more semi-finals in Paris but never challenging for the title. In the year In 2019, after beating Tonga, Rafa Jo-Wilfried advanced to the last four before retiring with an abdominal injury before his clash with Denis Shapovalov.

After a well-deserved break, Rafa sought back-to-back crowns in the French capital last November following his historic Roland Garros success, establishing himself as the top seed when champion Novak Djokovic decided to skip Paris.

Nadal in 2011 He had played just five tournaments before Paris 2020 and won two ATP crowns in Acapulco and Roland Garros. Nadal, who spent six months at home, was off the tennis court in March and April, began training in May and did not like the conditions in New York ahead of Cincinnati and the US Open.

The Spaniard skipped both events, pocketing 2,000 points for the 2019 US Open title, and focused on Rome and Roland Garros.

Rafa is already registered for the Canadian Masters

Rafael Nadal has revealed his worst habit when talking about how to deal with the pressure and uncertainty before a top-level match.

After explaining how Nadal calmed his nerves by cleaning and trimming his shoes and setting up his equipment, he said, “Mom and sister, smile when you remember this. Because when it comes to sports, they say I am a disciplined person.

But I’m frustrated and a mess with everything. They are correct. My room is always a mess. I also often forget things in my hotel room when I travel,” he added. Nadal is now, after taking a well-deserved weeks off, ready for the upcoming hard court event.



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