“I didn’t see the way to stop him this afternoon. This afternoon he was too strong for me. I didn’t play my best match this afternoon, but he played at a very high level with his serve. I was not able to have any chance when I was returning during the whole match”, said Rafa.
“He had the ball staying very low. It was very difficult to create spin on this ball. He was able to hit all the balls where he wanted. When that’s happening against a player like Novak, you are dead. You don’t have not one chance.”
“I am back at the No. 1, something that I really thought that I would never have the chance to be back there,” Rafa said. “I’m playing one of the best seasons of my career, probably one of the more emotional years, if not the most for so many facts.”
Source: ATP Wolrd Tour, Photos: Reuters, Getty Images, ChinaOpen.com