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.

Federer withdraws from Masters 1000 in Rome and protects Kyrgyzstan: “It should not be interrupted”


Number 3 in the world left the tournament due to physical problems.

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       Roger Federer made news this Friday for a double reason. The number 3 in the world announced his retirement from the Masters 1000 in Rome with an injury, which gives the pass to the semifinals to Tsitsipas, who will face the winner of the Spanish showdown between Rafa Nadal and Fernando Verdasco. The other surprise came because he came out in defense of the Australian Nick Kyrgios, expelled from the Roman tournament for throwing a chair to the track, among other issues.

The news of his departure was announced by the organization of the tournament: “Regrettably, King Roger had to withdraw from the tournament because of an injury to his right leg, we wish him a quick recovery, thanks for the incredible emotions.” The Swiss criticized a day before the lines of the track in which he faced Coric were wet and could be injured by it: “I do not understand how the players can accept it, they wet the track when the wet lines mean you can slip. I slipped, I hurt on one foot and it hurt for two games, also my leg hurt a little, “he lamented at the post-match press conference. The Kyrgios thing “is not enough for me” The latest controversy of Nick Kyrgios was another of the issues that Federer dealt with the media.

The number 3 in the world defended the Australian tennis player and acknowledged that suspending him would be an excessive punishment. “I do not think I should be suspended, personally, what did he do, damage a chair, that’s not enough for me, I do not know if he’s in a trial period after what happened in Shanghai,” he said.

Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime drops match vs. Rafael Nadal in Madrid


The Spanish wants to continue with good feelings and faces one of the most talented young people of the ATP circuit.

The premiere of the Spanish Rafael Nadal in the current edition of the Mutua Madrid Open was accompanied by a triumph against the young Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, who has begun to return the number two in the world the most positive feelings, energy and enthusiasm, to recover the better level.

“It’s a personal feeling, after Indian Wells I had a big slump after what happened to my knee and accumulated several consecutive misfortunes, I had to stop two weeks, treatment, recovery and mentally a moment of descent and it cost me a lot to get fit and recover that energy, “explained Nadal.

“Now I feel the energy again and that is the most important thing in life, the illusion and the energy is what makes you able to do things, that two weeks ago I did not have it, and almost always in the players with great capacity It is what makes the difference, to have the illusion and the energy to do it, now I have the option to do it, “insisted the Balearic tennis player who beat the Canadian 6-3 and 6-3.

International schedule of Tiafoe – Rafa Nadal

Schedule of the match
The match between Tiafoe and Rafa Nadal takes place this Thursday, May 9


United States: 11:00 hours -Costa Oeste-; 2:00 pm -Costa Este-.

Peru, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Ecuador and Mexico: 12:00 hours.

Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Brazil: 15:00 hours.

Europe and others

England, Portugal and Ivory Coast: 7:00 p.m.

Spain, France, Italy, Czech Republic and Croatia: 8:00 p.m.

Belgium, Germany, Holland and Poland: 8:00 p.m.

Ukraine, Romania, Estonia, Finland and Greece: 9:00 p.m.

Russia, Belarus, Turkey, Ethiopia: 10:00 p.m

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