The seventh seed, who lost the Swiss title match to Roger Federer, defeated Rosol 6-2, 6-2 in 61 minutes as he followed up a Basel win over the Czech.
“Honestly, always for everybody, the victories are the best medicine possible,” said Nadal, who has spent much of the season working to regain form after a dismal first half to the campaign.
“The big improvement and big confidence is when I am able to find solutions again. I’m able to think what I can do to change the dynamic and to fight the way that I am fighting again. That’s the most important thing for me.”
- Rafa Rolls at BNP Paribas Masters (via ATP World Tour)
“I didn’t prepare differently,” said Nadal of facing Rosol in back-to-back weeks. “It was just another match, a tough match against a difficult player. He’s always tough, but I was playing much better than I did last week in the first round. I played a solid match, not many mistakes. I served well and went for the points with my forehand.”
- Nadal Punishes Nemesis in Paris (via Tennis Now)
Overwhelming in baseline rallies, Nadal played like a man enjoying every moment of his 6-2, 6-2 thrashing of his nemesis that spanned just 61 minutes.
- Paris Masters R2: Rafael Nadal’s interview for Canal+ (via Nadal Power)
- Rafael Nadal affiche sa confiance (via FranceTV Sport)