(dpa) Rafael Nadal is pleased to again feel in flowing form as he returns to the scene of the first hardcourt victory of his career in 2005 at the Montreal Masters.
Rafa is satisfied with his career so far:
“I feel lucky for all the things that have happened over these past 10 years. I’ve enjoyed a lot of great moments and some small bad moments. It’s been a fantastic 10 years for me. It’s great to be back at the first event I won on cement in my career. I have positive feelings that stay in my memory.”
And he is not thinking about retirement:
“For sure there is more behind than in front (of my career). I’m sure of that. But I don’t think about that. Day by day is my way to work. In 2005 I was aged 19, and I’m sure that I won’t be playing tennis until 39. That is part of the career and life. I have motivation to keep going so it’s difficult to think about not playing. But when it comes, I will know. When I wake up without motivation to improve that will be the end. But until that day arrives I’m here and enjoying it.”
Rafa on his current fitness and mental game:
“In 2015 I’ve been very healthy, 2014 was a tough year, especially the second half. I’ve had some important injuries and had to stop playing for several periods. I’ve lost some matches that I should have won this year, but I still have positive feelings.”
Source: dpa news