(AFP) – Rafael Nadal said he had enjoyed a “positive tournament” at the Paris Masters as he gears up for his latest tilt at a first ATP Tour Finals triumph, despite losing to Alexander Zverev on Saturday.
The top seed slumped to a 6-4, 7-5 loss to Zverev in the semi-finals at Bercy Arena, but said his run this week would help him at the season-ending event in London, which starts on November 15.
“It has been a positive tournament for me. Of course not happy about the loss, but that’s part of the game,” said Nadal, who has also never won the Paris Masters.
“I spent hours on court. Of course I wanted to win the tournament, but it’s always difficult. But I had the right attitude during the whole event, I think, fighting in every match. That gave me the chance to play four matches that I think will be helpful for London. I need to adjust a couple of things, but I am doing well on all the important things.”
Rafa has only won one of his 86 ATP titles on indoor hard courts and that success came in Madrid over 15 years ago.
“I need to find a better feeling with the backhand on this surface, because when I hit the ball sometimes I feel that I can miss it,” he admitted.
“To compete at this highest level, sometimes it’s a little bit tougher.”
Hello every Rafa fans,
I wanted to tell you about strange things that happened in my flat these years which never happened before here, nor to the neighbors.
As I was working in a company dealing in the chemical field, my boss that I met maximum only once a month if I remember well, asked me to watch in my colleagues files. I should actually not replace a lady on Wednesday, but I did it. The correspondant abroad and her did not put the right prices in the computer so that I had to be very careful by doing the job. The same happened with the lady I replaced. She did not tell me but I realised that the prices had to be changed. I was told that someone had spent some time in this department and had critized them. She had no problems in her future jobs. I have not critized them at all. I have even told them to be sure everything was OK with their files as the boss wanted me to replace them during holidays.
I did not want to take anyone’s job. I told them from the beginning. This boss had the reputation to fire people. One of their colleague had been fired after she trained.
My proposal to save money was linked to substantiality. The project should be led by the transport responsible who did not seem to be pleased with that. I would have be very pleased to lead this project at this time.
Anyway, concerning my flat. I could see clouds of insects in my place : butterflies at night, flies and even wasps in my bedroom. The firemen refused to come to help me fix the problems so I had to take information from the library.
Lately, I could see a unique cockroach about the washing machine, near the wall that is common with my young neighbors. If I remember well, one of the owner living in building 4 told me about cockroaches in the flat but during all those years, I have never seen any here and since that day, where I took it, threw it immediately. A few days later, my young neighbors told me that they had lost, again, the key of the rubbish room. I have heard that they used to keep their rubbish bags before putting them in the dedicated room.
I had also difficulties to open this room for a reason that I ignore but I used to throw my garbage every day, even twice a day.
You can notice changes when newcomers arrive.
And when I was doing all those projects with people of this town, (I have worked on several sites), one of the responsible told me about people who worked on the chemical field but did not want to tell his/her name.
Has anyone ordered the new green 20 mask Rafa is wearing? It’s a cool one isn’t it?
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