Rafa Roundup: “Nadal has been the Mount Everest of Roland Garros,” says Agassi

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“The match was positive for me,” said Nadal. “My attitude was very good today. I moved in a positive way again. I would say I played better than the past few months. Maybe the feeling with the ball wasn’t fantastic, but I continued playing, and I started to get the feelings.”

“Rafa has been the Mount Everest of Roland Garros and climbing him is like climbing Mount Everest without the sherpas and the oxygen,” Agassi told Reuters TV at the launch of his BILT by Agassi & Reyes range of fitness machines at a sports club just north of London this week. “Djokovic has nearly reached the summit of that mountain a couple of times and is no doubt playing at a level above everybody else right now. “He believes he should win. I think he can and deserves to but he doesn’t deserve it if Rafa gets himself right and shows up again like he has. I will be as excited as anybody to see if Rafa really is going to be vulnerable. It seems that way now but it’s seemed like that before.

Hace años que dije que en alguna ocasión me gustaría ser argentino para sentir al público de aquí”, recordó. “Es imposible, porque soy español, pero para mí es emocionante sentir a este público. Es un público que aprecia el tenis, que entiende el tenis. Que sientan cariño por mí es muy bonito”, subrayó, antes de avisar de cuánto pesa en su cabeza el duelo de semifinales contra Berlocq, tenista de revés a una mano, su prototipo de víctima preferida. “Es un partido importante para mí, un paso más que tengo que intentar. Haré lo posible para que así sea”.

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  1. salut rafa , c’est une très bonne préparation pour ROLAND GARROS , tu cours bien très bonne attitude et ton jeu est fluide et ça c’est excellent …. je suis confiant et quoi qui ce passe à roland garros je reste avec toi !!! VAMOS mon ami ….

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