(AP) The top-ranked Rafael Nadal’s last win against Novak Djokovic was in the U.S. Open final, but since then Rafa has lost three consecutive matches to his great rival in straight sets.
“Sure it always affects (you) but I hope to (be) ready to be back and compete on clay. In Miami I didn’t play my best level in the final. I didn’t compete well enough. I wasn’t ready yet to play that match and he played great, but I didn’t push him. I’m not going to win 14 (titles in a row). There’s a start for everybody and there’s an end. I know that I’m not going to keep winning all the tournaments on clay forever and (there is) going to arrive a day when I’m not going to win one more … hopefully not yet,” Rafa said.
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