Saddened by a defeat that could have been avoided by not losing his serve when serving to win the match in the second set, Rafa Nadal he appeared at the telematic press conference, via Zoom, and analyzed what had happened in the game.
Analysis: “He was even. At first he was better than me, but on this surface when you save your serves like me, you can generate an opportunity like I did in a game where I was very good and then I closed the set. The second I started it badly, with a quick break against, I had to go in tow and I was able to come back with some good games to recover and put myself in a position to close the game with my serve. And there he played well and I did not. This is the reality. I didn’t have the ability to play well at that time, and against one of the best in the world if you miss it, the game gets a lot more complicated. That’s what happened. I congratulate him and wish him the best. “
Sadness: “Tough day. I have lost an important opportunity. I am saddened by the defeat, but life goes on and I am grateful to have been able to play once again here in London, for the last time in my career, and in the conditions that we are living in. No I was good enough at the key moment and I have to accept it and work hard to come back well next year, which is going to be important. I hope to be ready to compete at the highest level and generate options to achieve goals. “
Note of the year: “It is not necessary to put notes this year, the only one there is is negative due to the extreme situation we are experiencing, with a difficulty that no one imagined. Everything goes to the background, but on a personal level, for what little I have played, It has been good. You have to be satisfied. “
Plans: “My route is to rest for a few days and start training. Be ready for January 15 to try to be to the maximum of my possibilities in what is played. I have to make an effort this next month and a half, to be a better player if possible and give me options. This year has been atypical because I have played little and next year you have to make an effort, work conscientiously and have clear objectives also at the level of the game. You have to shore up a series of things that are going to be necessary. Hopefully the vaccines are effective and after a few months we can return to a certain normality. “
Medvedev: “It’s great that we were able to beat two of the best tennis players in history”
Daniil Medvedev, which eliminated Rafael Nadal of the ATP Finals, said that it is “good for tennis” that he and Dominic Thiem have managed to beat two of the best players in history.
“It’s great that we were able to beat two of the best tennis players in history. It’s a good thing for tennis that we start to make our mark. “, explained at a press conference Medvedev.
The Russian survived Nadal serving to win the match in the second set and pointed out at a press conference that this was the key moment of the match.
“I started to feel better after I served to win the match, towards the end of that set. It was a good game, but from there I saw myself more in the match.”