- Nadal Rues Missed Opportunities | ATP World Tour
“Before he had the break in the second set, I think I was playing better than him. That’s my feeling. And I think that’s the real feeling. I was being better than him on court, and after that he was better than me… I had a big chance. I didn’t convert that chance. And then he was aggressive and he played well. He was a little bit better than me tonight. He deserved [to win], and congrats to him.”
“I feel that remain one week and a little bit more for the Australian Open start, so I really hope that I can be ready for it, and I’m gonna fight and to practise hard to make it happen. Then what’s gonna happen? I cannot predict, but anything is possible.”
With Moya working alongside Uncle Toni and Francisco Roig, Nadal should benefit from having a new set of eyeballs watching over his progress in 2017. If there has been one consistent complaint about Nadal’s approach over the last two or three years it is that he has been reluctant to step outside the box and rethink his tactics, particularly on serve.
… Will Moya’s presence help Nadal make an impact at the Grand Slams, where he has failed to reach a semi-final in more than two years? If Nadal can stay healthy, we think the odds are good.
- Toni Nadal Encouraged By Rafa’s Brisbane Start | ATP World Tour
“Having a longer pre-season allowed us to train in a different way,” said Toni Nadal. “Also we were lucky to train with some young talents from the [Rafa Nadal] Academy.That was really good for us because we were able to conduct different drills with them. It was really useful.
Toni Nadal hopes that injuries stay away from his nephew so he can fight for the biggest titles this season. “It’s pivotal to stay injury-free throughout all the season to be competitive.”
Q. Is the collaboration going to continue?
Richard Mille: Yes, we just signed a new ten-year deal. I was in Monte Carlo recently and I was chatting with the driver who drives all the tennis players around. I asked him who was the nicest player and he said Rafa because he always asks ‘how are you?’ I saw him training in Paris once and afterwards watched him sign autographs for kids for one hour. Rafa is a fantastic, beautiful person.
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