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PHOTOS/VIDEO: Rafael Nadal MEDIA DAY at the Rogers Cup 2018 in Toronto
“That’s the sport,” Nadal said about the semi-final at Wimbledon. “I have been in a position where I could have won the tournament but I lost the match I could have won.
“I had my good chances but he deserved it too. I’ve tried to rest a little bit, enjoy the Balearic Islands a bit, going back to work a bit in Mallorca these last couple of days before the tournament starts.”
“I think what can happen here or in Cincinnati will not have a big impact on the US Open,” the three-time Rogers Cup champion said. “Of course the good results would be good for the confidence but the conditions are completely different – courts, the ball especially.
“I know from my experience if I play well here and Cincinnati it’s a little bit easier to play well at the US Open but not decisive. Last year I didn’t play very well (in Montreal) but I played well at the US Open and won it.
“In 2005 I won here and I lost third round at the US Open. If you win, you play well in these two events and create this extra confidence to play well there, but if you lose it doesn’t matter, the conditions are completely different.”
“They’re different feelings,” he explained of how his time on the ATP World Tour had changed. “I’m 32 and not 18. You understand life in a different way.
“The way you approach things is a little bit different but on court I’m still passionate, still with the right spirit to work hard and to keep winning. Of course, the feelings are different as everybody grows.”