(dpa) Rafael Nadal revealed on Sunday that he will return to his old racquet after weeks of testing a new one as he attempts to start reversing his clay-court slide by winning a fifth title at the Madrid Masters.
“I’m changing back because I believe that I’ve been playing a lot of years with this racquet. I’ve had very little time to play with the new one.
I know that the other (new) racquet is the right one, and I’ll play well with it in the future. But I had just few days to prepare with that racquet just before Monte Carlo.
I know that here we play in altitude and I have a little less control with the new one. I’m going to play with the old one, with this one, until the end of the season when I have enough time to train with the new prototype and time to adapt to it.”