Nadal: “Winning this cup 14 years after the first time means a lot”


  • An eternal Rafa Nadal defeats Djokovic in Rome
  • Djokovic loses the roles and breaks the racket at the start of the third set

Rafael Nadal, who conquered his ninth crown in Rome after beating Serbian Novak Djokovic on Sunday, assured that winning the title again at this Masters 1000 fourteen years after the first time, “means a lot” to him. “First congratulations to Novak For his career and for the season he is doing, congratulations for Madrid and luck for Paris next week, for me it is an incredible week, the city is one of the best in the world, “said Nadal during the award ceremony at the center Foro Italico “It’s an honor, I always remember the first time I came here in 2005 and many years later winning this cup again means a lot.” Thanks, “he continued. It’s the first title of the year for Nadal, which he had lost precisely against Djokovic the final of the Australian Open, and the Balearic celebrated with his team. “Winning a title is important, but the most important thing is to feel competitive, then if I have this level, I know I have my options, it was a great game, I played well and now I enjoy it,” he said.
Rafa has been too strong today ”
Novak Djokovic

For his part, Novak Djokovic acknowledged that the Spaniard was “too strong”. “Rafa was too strong today, congratulations to him and his team, I was able to win a set at the end, and I hope the public enjoyed a good match, as always Rome gives me a lot of emotions, thanks for the support,” he said. Serbian during the award ceremony.

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