Shanghai Masters 2017: Rafael Nadal’s pre-tournament interview [VIDEO]

Rafael Nadal is hoping to continue his stunning 2017 at the Shanghai Masters, but he is not thinking about the title. His focus is on the match against Jared Donaldson.


  1. Rafa is just playing scintillating tennis right now. Amazing stats: 1st serve points won: 85%, 2nd serve points won: 100% (10/10), total return points won: 49%. Wow!

  2. Wow! That was a cool, calm victory! Rafa was sound in every department! A fantastic no-look lob! He’s such a gentleman, so thoughtful. He didn’t do any celebratory gestures during the match because he knew he was overpowering Donaldson and didn’t want to embarrass him.

    I’m glad Rafa had a short match, because he needs all the energy he can get to play the very tricky Fognini. Best of luck Rafa!

  3. Rafa defeated Donaldson 6-2, 6-1. Fognini next. I always feel wary of Fognini. When he is playing well he is very dangerous. He is also very volatile and will try to distract Rafa.
    Luckily Rafa’s match against Donaldson was over fairly quickly as he needs to be fresh for to-morrow’s match against the Italian.

  4. Hope you had a wee bit of a rest the last couple of days Rafa. You are looking a bit thin. Take it easy n don’t push yourself too hard. No one can take one title away from you “King of Clay”! Vamos in Shanghai Rafa. God bless you. Your Aussie Abuela Nan Shirley. 🐂🏆👑⛵️🎉😀😊

    • Rafa is determined to remind everyone that he is much more than the King of Clay and he has proved that. He is a king of the tennis court!

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