Rafa Roundup: ‘Victories are the best medicine possible,’ says Nadal

Photo: CORINNE DUBREUIL / FFT
Photo: CORINNE DUBREUIL / FFT

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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.”

“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.”

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.

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6 comments

  1. VAMOS !!!! quelle belle jouée hier , un vrai bonheur de te voir jouer de près …
    Un très bon match de ta part ,concentré ,apliqué et quel coup droit !!! OUFF celui là il fait mal …
    BRAVO RAFA et peut être à vendredi … désoler pour le flash des photos mais comment ne pas te prendre en photos !!!c’est impossible champion …………… VAMOS ………….

  2. Rafa was outstanding today!
    It was a joy to watch!
    I am so happy for him that he is playing the way he wants to play!
    VAMOS RAFA!!! <3

  3. Wow that was a masterpiece of a match for Rafa! He actually wiped the chip off Rosol’s shoulder. Rafa was firing on all cylinders from the very first moment to the very last.
    I loved Rafa’s intensity. Always so relentless. I have to watch this match again.
    I don’t think Rosol had a chance to even take a breath. I love how Rafa tries to break
    in every single game of his opponents. Before you know it Rafa is at the finish line.
    He’s also closing out matches beautifully again.

    Vamos!!!

  4. So true. winning is a habit .that is the attitude Rafael. You are playing so well and all those who support you .are happy for you and your team

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