Rafa: “I’m going to enjoy this victory and think about Paris in a few days”

Top seed Rafael Nadal survived a stunning fightback from world number three Alexander Zverev to win an eighth Italian Open.

After his success in Rome, Rafa said:

The rain break was so important, I didn’t think it would help me but it did. I was able to come back out with clear ideas, I’m very happy. To win Rome eight times is amazing, it’s hard to describe. To have the chance to win here again is so great.

As for Roland Garros, I’m going to enjoy this victory and think about Paris in a few days.

For Alexander it’s amazing to have won that many matches in a row.

This was a very difficult match played at one of the best events of the world.

To win again after my first (Rome title) in 2005 is amazing, the 2005 final was one of the best memories of my career.

Sources: AP, TennisTV


  1. Rafa what an all round amazing human being that you are.

    Extraordinarily humble,gentlemanly, and an elite superb athlete.

    Congratulations ALL round to you.

    All the best now for Roland Garros, and your great family and team,

    Love and prayers,


  2. Cherish these moments of Rafa wins! GREAT VIctory and GREAT records being set! Proud to be a RAFA Fan! Looking firward!

  3. Rafa has proved once again his extreme dominance on clay. His smiles when he was holding the trophy in front of the statue lit up the night air.
    He is not only a brilliant tennis player, he has charisma and good looks as well. So many attributes all in one package.!!!

  4. Congratulations to Rafa on his eighth Rome title. Very happy for him and his team.

    Rest and relax for the battles ahead at Roland-Garros.

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