2017 Miami Open FINAL Rafael Nadal vs. Roger Federer 3/6 4/6
"I think I am close to where I need to be," said Nadal. "I am at a very high level of tennis and I believe I am ready to win these titles. I already played three finals this year and today I lost to a player that had lost only one match."
"For me, it was a much closer result than the result says and completely different than last week," Nadal added. "I have been playing well during the whole event. It was a positive tournament for me obviously. A lot of [Emirates ATP Rankings] points, a lot of confidence for the most important part of the season for me that's just in two weeks."
"I'm playing enough well to fight for everything I think. I have good hopes that I going to be ready for Monte-Carlo. Always when I am playing that well, on clay it helps a little bit more for me. I need to work hard to be ready for that. If I am ready for that, I think I am very excited about playing on clay again".
"I think about resting a little bit, having fun a little bit in Mallorca and I'll be happy to be back home after one-and-a-half months. Then I will start working hard on clay. That's my goal now. My goal is to feel ready to play on clay again and I know if I have good preparation and have a healthy transition to the clay and find my rhythm on clay, I can be one of those candidates."
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