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“Losing hurts everywhere. On clay always a little bit more,” said Rafa. “I am not happy today about what I did. Not very happy about the way that I played the second set after losing the first. I didn’t play with the right intensity at the beginning of the second. I give him big opportunity at the beginning of the second. I cannot do that.”
“When you play tennis, you can lose, you can win. When the opponent is doing things better than you, the normal thing is you lose. That’s what happened today,” said Rafa. “I didn’t play the right way. I didn’t play with the right intensity with my forehand. I played too short. I give him the chance to have control of the point almost all the time. He did much better than me, so I just congratulate him.”
Source: ATP World Tour