World No. 1 Rafael Nadal lost in the second round of the Gerry Weber Open, beaten by Dustin Brown 6-4, 6-1 in the Spaniard’s first tournament since winning a record ninth French Open.
“I didn’t play. That can happen when you play an opponent like this. But I don’t want to talk about the opponent. The only way I could have tried to do more was resisting with my serve, something I hadn’t practiced a lot these days. For the first four games he didn’t put any returns on the court and then suddenly he was playing winners from the return, so it’s difficult to analyze these kinds of matches. The only thing I can do is keep working the way that I did the last three days, because I came here, I tried hard, I tried my best,” said Rafa.
Rafa’s next tournament is Wimbledon beginning on June 23rd.
Win or lose, always with Rafa!
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