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Nadal: «That there is no pain in the abdominal is the only positive thing»

Nadal: «That there is no pain in the abdominal is the only positive thing»
For Rafael Nadal, the only “positive note” that there was in the defeat against German Alexander Zverev in his debut in the ATP Finals was that he had no abdominal pain, an area that forced him to withdraw from the Masters 1,000 in Paris-Bercy a short time ago. days.

This was explained by the Spaniard in the press conference after the match in which he fell to the German 6-2 and 6-4.

«There has been no problem with the abdominal. I have had no pain. Zverev played well and I played badly. I could look for reasons and excuses, but what matters is that I need to play much better in two days. We knew that the beginning was going to be difficult. You have to be positive and competitive, something that I have not been today, “explained the Spaniard.

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Although he has coached in London since Friday, Nadal acknowledged that he has not been 100% in terms of confidence and that it was somewhat predictable.

“It was predictable that it wasn’t 100%. I had to be very careful, I’m not happy at all. Today I have not competed well, the track does not favor it either. Somehow I should have found a solution to get hooked on the party, “he reflected.

The Spaniard gave up his serve three times and called the break in the second set “catastrophic”, adding that he couldn’t afford it.

“It is the only tournament in which you can afford a failure. I look bad, it is logical. I have lost a game in a way that I did not like. Now you have to train well tomorrow, “he said.

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Asked if the physical problems have been able to make him play with some fear, Nadal denied it and said that perhaps the preparation for this meeting has not been adequate.

«I have not been afraid to serve. I have lacked rhythm in what the game entails in general. I have lacked confidence for the winner, rhythm when reading the points that were worth a lot. The game passed me too quickly. I have not been able to stop it, “he said. EFE.

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