Rafa Roundup: October 28, 2013

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… “What makes me happy is going on court ever day with a feeling that I am healthy, with the feeling that I am playing well, and the feeling that I can lose and I can win against everybody,” said Nadal.

… Rafa Nadal on Roger Federer: “I am sure that he’s not finished. He will work hard in the off-season to be ready for 2014. I am sure he will be back playing great tennis again.”

… No. 1 Nadal is making his fourth appearance in Bercy, the first since 2009. His best result was a runner-up in his debut in 2007. No. 2 Djokovic is making his ninth straight tournament appearance and he won the title in ’09. He trails Nadal by 2,060 points in the Emirates ATP Race to London. Nadal leads the ATP World Tour with 10 titles and a 68-5 match record this season. He is 10-3 in finals, with two Grand Slam crowns and five ATP Masters 1000 titles.

… Julien Benneteau talks about love of French people for Rafa: “People think that Rafa is the biggest of all time on clay. People here love him. They adore him. Off the court he is a great person, a gentleman, and on court he is the best.”

… David Ferrer on Rafael Nadal: “When Rafa is well, he is incomparable. All the balls that he catches…its something that nobody does.”


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  1. What a player -he will be no1for a while yet-what a man he is -keep it up Rafa you’re such an exciting player!!

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