INTERVIEW: Tired but happy, Rafael Nadal after winning fifth Madrid Open title

Rafael Nadal talks winning his fifth Madrid Open title in a thrilling final over Dominic Thiem.


  1. May 5th quote: “….should Rafa make a clean sweep [MC, Barca, Madrid, Rome, RG], I think Roger should be very worried about Wimbledon.”

    Only good things coming your way Rafa.


  2. Amazing Rafa you play so good keep rolling to the French are love all ollover the World.plaging very well ,Vamossssssssssssssssssssssssss.๐ŸŽพ๐ŸŽพ๐ŸŽพ๐ŸŽพ๐ŸŽพ๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡

  3. Wouldn’t it be something, if our Rafa goes on to win Rome, then head to RG and pick up that French Open trophy:)

    Rest, energize your mind, and come out fighting Rafa. Stay healthy, stay blessed, and put the beatdown on anyone who stands in the way of your dreams.

    • Hi Mac – rafa has never won all 5 clay tournaments on the trot – he has won four in one year though. So yes – that would be absolutely amazing. I’m hoping it comes to pass!

  4. It was so interesting that Rafa said playing Rome will be okay, but he should have skipped it last year. I am still so annoyed with Tennis Channel for not showing the awards ceremony. This has been a dream season for us Rafa fans and I so hope it continues through RG at least.

    • I have seen this comment several places – it may well be that the contract Tennis Channel signs for broadcasting these European clay tournaments in the US does not include the rights to the trophy presentation (to some of them) and to the on court interviews of the players.

  5. Great week in Madrid, following up on Monte Carlo and Barcelona. Tough match yesterday but I think it must have been mentally and physically draining following the victory over Novak. Rafa worked his way into the game knowing that he was confident,
    Wonderful to see him playing at such a high level. Congratulations on a significant success.
    Theim is a fine player and I like his behaviour on court, nice guy.
    It would be sensible if Rafa took a rest before Roland Garros but unlikely to happen.

  6. What a thrilling, riveting, and electrifying match which culminated in another STUPENDOUS WIN.

    You have a stranglehold on YOUR throne Rafa, so keep the grip on your crown as others are seeking to usurp you.

    AMAZING says it all.


  7. Well done Rafa, again!!! You will need an extra shelf for your trophy cabinet๐ŸŽพ๐ŸŽพ๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ’ช. Good luck for Rome this week, you may be tired but all of these match/final wins builds up confidence and adrenaline takes over and banishes fatigue(I hope). You are doing great.Vamos

  8. Still buzzing from yesterday – fabulous result. As rafa is playing Rome we should defer to him and his team and I think they know what they are doing. Also there is a week off after Rome and before roland garros. That is quite a luxury for rafa who plays matches daily and week after week non stop. I’m sure he will practice that week but he won’t have the pressure of mentally having to prepare for daily matches. I’m hoping he will benefit from this and that he stays injury free.

  9. Congratulations, Rafa you may be tired but your entire fan base is quite energized by your latest victory in Madrid. Rafa, is indeed so special. Whenever I watch him play you can see his mind working in over-drive. He just knows every inch of the court and how to manuever and manipulate his shots to set up these absolutely spectacular plays. He is frankly, the best mover and executor there possibly is. His intensity never waivered for one moment.

    I must also pay my respect to Dominic. He is a force to be reckoned with. It was no easy battle between the two. But that’s the kind of final you want to experience. I admire Dominic’s saavy play and professionalism.

    Rafa’s drop shots deserve their very own facebook page. They were just spectacular.
    I loved how he mixed up the serves. Every serve, every shot had such purpose.

    Rest, relax, Rafa. Celebrate with your super team and family. You made us all so proud!
    Can’t thank you enough!

  10. “All the victories bring me positive energy.” That just may be the key to Rafa’s unbelievable court season thus far.


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