Rafael Nadal’s BNP Paribas Open campaign is over after a 6-4, 6-7, 5-7 loss to Milos Raonic in the quater-finals.
Rafa: “I had more opportunities than him in the first, in the second, and in the third, too. That’s the real thing about what happened during the match. The real thing is I am happy the way I played. I am happy the way that I competed today. I am happy the way that I stayed in a level during the whole match. I am not happy that I lost. At the end of the day, sport is winning or losing, but today I lost against a great opponent who was fighting for every ball with a very positive attitude. Feeling that I was there fighting for the victory against a top player again on a good surface for him is a big improvement for me. I’m not happy about the final result, but I am happy because, as I said before the tournament, I am much closer than one month and a half of what I want to be. I had a lot of chances to win today. Maybe I should have won.” (via BNP Paribas Open)
The Miami Open presented by Itaú will be Rafa’s next tournament beginning on March 24th.
ALWAYS WITH RAFA!