Sony Open Tennis (Miami), R3: Interview with Rafael Nadal (March 24, 2014)

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R. NADAL def. D. Istomin 6‑1, 6‑0

THE MODERATOR:  Questions, please.

Q.  It was a very good match for you, obviously, finishing in just under an hour.  How sharp did you feel out there?
RAFAEL NADAL:  Good.  I think I played a very complete match in general.

Q.  Just talk about how well you played today. 
RAFAEL NADAL:  Yes, I think, as I said before, I played a very complete match.  Talking about the things that you can do well in the tennis court, today I think I did the most ‑‑not every one because not match is perfect, but I did a lot of things very well.  No mistakes, serving with good percentage, and playing a lot of winners.
My movements were better than what I did last event events.  That’s a very important thing for me.  I am happy to be in that fourth round, winning not against an easy opponent like Istomin, a tough one, that way.  It’s impossible win with that result if I don’t play well.

Q.  I wanted to ask you about Bautista and Fognini, either one.  Can you talk about your lineup with either one?
RAFAEL NADAL:  Fognini.

Q.  If you could talk about your next opponent. 

RAFAEL NADAL:  He’s an opponent, very uncomfortable opponent.  He’s an opponent that is playing great.  He has an amazing talent.  Great forehand, great backhand, especially the forehand, but he’s able to hit winners from every part of the court.
So he’s an opponent sometimes that can be unpredictable, and is difficult to play against these kind of players ‑ especially when they are playing well and Fognini is playing well.
I need to try to let him play with‑‑ if he wants to play, try to find the winners, and I need to try to let him play from not easy positions.  If he’s playing with comfortable positions will be very difficult for me.

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  1. OLO DECIRLE A RAFA QUE A PESAR DE SUS LESIONES EL HA DEMOTRADO SER UN GRAN GUERRERO UN GRAN ATLETA SU TENASIDAD DEDICACION INTELIGENCIA Y SU GRAN PASION POR EL TENIS SON LAS GRANDES CUALIDADES QUE LO CARACTERIZAN Y POR TAL RAZON ES EL NUMERO 1 DEL MUNDO EL ESTA ESCRIBIENDO UNA PAGINA MUY IMPORTANTE EN LA HISTORIA DEL TENIS ….MI RESPETO Y RECONOCIMIENTO POR SU ENTREGA QUE DIOS TE BENDIGA RAFA ERES MI IDOLO TE ADMIRO DESDE SIEMPRE Y POR SIEMPRE….VAMOSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  2. Primero que nada Felicitar a Rafa Nadal por todos sus logros y su tenacidad para lograr todos sus objetivos. Esperamos realize muchos mas, lo admiramos y nos gustaria volver a tenerlo nuevamente en Mexico un abrazo afectuoso.

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