Rafael Nadal easily overcame his brutal nose injury in the final set against Italy’s Fabio Fognini, so during his post-match interview, Nadal noted that what bothered him the most was the slow start he got, calling it «one of the worst.» ever».
When asked what he was thinking when he was 6-2, 4-2 against Fognini, Nadal responded. “Trying to play a little better because it was difficult. He puts some balls and tries to be in the game. For more than 1 hour and a half I was not competing.
Probably one of the worst starts ever, but that’s part of the game. You have to be humble, accept the situation. (These) have not been easy months for me. I know that these kinds of things can happen,” Nadal said.
Nadal won only 2 of his 4 service games in the first set, which ended 6-2 to Italy’s Fabio Fognini. The second set started with service problems, both players couldn’t hold their serves for 5 straight games. However, with Fognini 4-2, something clicked in Nadal’s game, as we won the set 4-6 and dominated the rest of the match, which ended 6-2, 4-6, 2-6, 1. -6 for Spanish.
Nadal got over a dark thought once the US Open started
During the post-match on-court interview with Darren Cahill in the US Open first round, Rafael Nadal spoke about how he feels after his win against Hijikata US Open, sharing a dark thought he had before stepping foot on the American court.
«I thought maybe I can’t come back, but here I am,» Nadal said. The Spaniard, however, as he proved to himself that he really is back, thanked the crowd that attended Arthur Ashe. «I’m very happy.
a long wait. The night sessions here in New York are the best without a doubt, so I can’t thank everyone enough,” said Rafael Nadal.