“I was sad, tired and disappointed, but this is not the end. Now I am okay and working hard and feeling good on court. I am aware of the fact that those good feelings have to show up in competition and I keep on working so that it can happen in the next tournament.”
Nadal is tipping world number Novak Djokovic to claim an 11th Grand Slam on Sunday.
“I am aware of the results, watched some matches, some were beautiful some not so much, but I am not following it that closely. Who’s favourite to win? Anything can happen and matches have to be played, but Novak should be favourite.”
Ferrer, who lost to Andy Murray in the quarterfinal of the 2016 Australian Open, is convinced Nadal will still rise to the occasion when the 14-time Grand Slam champ plays on his favourite clay court at Roland Garros in May. The world No. 8 said he has “no doubt” Nadal will get back to the top of the tennis world, which could start in the second Grand Slam event of the year.
‘He is not done yet,” Ferrer said in an interview with El Partido de Las 12, reports Tennis World USA. “There isn’t any need to bury him in advance, especially when he’s No. 5 in the world.”