PHOTOS/VIDEO: Rafael Nadal MEDIA DAY at Wimbledon 2019
“The only thing that really matters is [to] win the matches. Doesn't matter how, what is the score. So I just really believe that the main thing is [to] win at the beginning, of course, especially in my situation. Every hour and every match I am able to win helps a lot because I am playing well, I am coming with good confidence after playing a good end of the clay-court season.”
“There are no two equal situations. I won 2010 I think here after a very, very tough first couple of rounds. Sometimes that helps, especially in this event, that you arrive here without playing much on this surface."
“It’s a different situation, different surface, so I need to spend time on court. I'm improving every day. Of course, in terms of a competitive match, on Tuesday [it’s] going to be my first match. Going to be a tough one, a tough start against a player who already played three matches here. So it’s a challenge.”
“If I will not have this court in Mallorca, maybe I will do another story. But having a women's tournament in Mallorca, I have the chance to practise there. That's positive news for me because I can keep practising on grass and being at home,” Nadal said. “Sometimes that is important, too. Close to the family, close to the people that you love. Sometimes it's tough to be away for such a long time.”
“I feel ready to practise this afternoon and to practise tomorrow. That's my goal. It's day-by-day, step-by-step. I have been improving every single day since I arrived here. I hope to be ready, being honest. I think I see the normal evolution. I play against Sugita the first round. That's the main thing for me, the main preparation for me.” (via ATP)