Rafa Roundup: June 1, 2013

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“When you win without playing your best, you have the chance to play better. If you don’t fight when you have tough days or negative days, then you don’t have all the chances for the future.” 

El grito de Toni Nadal, ‘Rafael’, se ha escuchado varias veces en la pista central, señal de que el grupo técnico intentaba que el tenista se activara. A trancas y barrancas ha levantado un 2-4 en la manga inicial, que ha cerrado en el ‘tiebreak’ a la quinta bola de set. Se le habían escapado tres con 5-4 al resto.

Nadal is also just three wins from equalling Guillermo Vilas and Nicola Pietrangeli’s joint record of 58 victories at Roland Garros. With today’s win, the Mallorcan has 55 under his belt, a tally only one active player can match: Roger Federer, with 56.

“When he has to play day after day, I think he’s right. They should play early. I think it’s fair that they play first because they can get more time to recover.”


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