- Nadal Survives Tomic Test, Joins Monfils In Stuttgart SF (via ATP World Tour)
Top seed Nadal needed two hours and 21 minutes to dispatch the Aussie 22-year-old, firing 14 aces and denying eight of nine break points faced. The Spaniard needed three match points to claim victory.
- Nadal downs Tomic to set-up Monfils clash (via AFP/Yahoo)
“I’m feeling strong and I’m motivated, I hope to have a good second half of the season. I played well today. It was a good match for me,” said Nadal. “I had a great first set and in the second he played well. My game was at a good level, I’m happy with how I handled things. It was a very positive win, a good one for me.” … “Gael is a tough opponent,” said Nadal. “If you don’t play your best you are not going to win. I guarantee I’ll be fighting to be in the final.”
- ATP 250 Stuttgart 2015 – Day 5 (via Tennis TourTalk)
“First few months of the season haven’t been good. I was too nervous on court, but I feel that I can play better again but I do not exactly know where I am. I think I am playing well at the moment and just try to continue. I will fight to get into the final. I feel strong and have enough motivation to keep going,” the Spaniard said and hopes for a better second half of the season. At the moment, Nadal feels tired after two long matches within the last two days. “It will not make a difference tomorrow, I am ready,” he added on a more competitive note.
- Rafael Nadal: It all started at Roland Garros (via tennis-buzz.com)
“Winning at Roland Garros gives you the strength and the confidence to win elsewhere. Because when you start winning, you get into a virtuous circle: winning boosts your confidence, it makes you calmer, you gain more experience and it gives you a healthy dose of positive energy. Roland Garros is therefore a unique tournament in my career because it also enabled me to win on hard courts, on grass and everywhere else. ”