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Rafael Nadal quotes
Grigor played great. I played great. So was a great quality of tennis. So just for me, is amazing to be through to a final of Grand Slam again here in Australia at the first of the year. Arrive moment in the fifth set that for sure I wanted to win. I say to myself, I am giving my best, I am playing very well. If I lose, that's it. Grigor deserves, too. I think both of us deserve to be in that final. Was a great fight. Finally was me. I feel lucky.
Grigor was playing unbelievable. It was a great match. I feel very happy to be part of it, I enjoyed it a lot. To qualify for the final in a match like this means a lot to me.
He's a player that has an unbelievable talent, unbelievable potential. He started the season playing unbelievable. It's going to be a very tough match for me. I hope for him, too. I'm going to try to play my best because I know he's playing with high confidence.
I think all of them are top players. So that's very important for me because that means that I'm competitive and playing well. Very happy that after a lot of work, to be in this round again. Is a special thing for me, especially here in Australia.
Even moments he played so good from the baseline, I was there trying to stop his aggressive shots and don't lose court, don't lose meters behind the baseline. That's an important change for me. I feel very happy for my attitude. I hit some great passing shots. That's good news for me. When I make that happen, it's because I'm playing well.
Even when I was winning a lot I had doubts, you can imagine I had more when I had injuries. I think I had a great career, but at the same time I had a lot of tough moments. That makes me enjoy even more the good moments I'm having today.
Now I'm disappointed, but I know that this was a great match. That was a great fight.
Well, fighting – and running a lot. I think you know, everybody knows how good Alexander is. He's the future of our sport and the present, too.
After Roland Garros, everything was so difficult. Too many problems with the wrist and that's all in the past now.
For me to have him on the bench helping with the rest of the team makes me happy. I'm excited about 2017.
So I'm just happy with the way that I played. I played well in all the key points. That's very important for me.
Probably if I put that passing shot forehand cross, I had the break in the second set, big chance that we will be here one hour before with a victory. That passing shot was long, and that's it. Then he had the break and match changes.
It's going to be a tough match. His serve is huge so I will need to return aggressively.
The most important thing is fight against these kind of things.
I think that the sport is doing the right things to fight against that. And, you know, all the people that are not doing the things right, now they are in trouble.
I have been a lot of years on tour and happen almost every year. You get tired about this kind of stuff. On the professional ATP World Tour, I can talk. I don't know if this happened here, but for sure is not happening very often. If it happened, it has been just very few times, because I see every match people fight, people don't want to lose.
I feel great. There is nothing like the U.S. Open.
I love fishing and being in the sea with boats. I normally go with lines or spear-guns. I love sea bass. It's great when you are on the boat and catch a sea bass, and have dinner with it.
It's nothing very professional. Fish is my favorite, grilled with olive oil. And I try to have some carbs, maybe pasta or rice. I try to eat nothing heavy before competition.
I will be at a disadvantage, but the scheduling is just something you have to accept. Just 25 days ago I couldn't even train. He was unsure until days before the Games whether he would compete at all.
I'm going to do as best as possible in every event I play in.
I will not be at the best level in any of the categories. I have not competed for two months and I have not trained a lot. I will train a few days here to see what I can do and then decide what is best, to be more positive for me and the team.
That's the real thing.
I was playing well the last couple of weeks that's always really positive, it means a lot. The results I had in Barcelona and Madrid and Rome. So very happy that I am able to be back. If that dream ( to reach the final) comes true I want an opponent that will play very bad that day.
Every day is better otherwise I wouldn't be on the court. The images say the evolution has been favourable and that is reason for satisfaction after many months of working and waiting.
I am sorry since I always found great crowds and great support, but I have to continue with my recuperation and preparation to be ready to play in the right conditions.