Nadal: "My knee was not good for the level I needed, my next tournament, Monte Carlo"

Nadal attended the media in Indian Wells shortly after making the decision not to play against Federer. Do not rule out Madrid.


Rafa Nadal attended the media in Indian Wells shortly after making the decision not to play against Roger Federer in the semifinals. The Spaniard was tested for 15 minutes on the training tracks and the sensations were not good. "I wanted to do my best to be competitive, but during the warm up I felt that my knee was not good enough for the level I needed to play" , he explained. "It's hard for me to accept all these things that I've been through in my career, sometimes I feel sad, because I'm at a disadvantage compared to all my competitors," he admitted.

Nadal said his intention is to prepare calmly for the ground season, so it is already certain that it will not be in Miami. "Now I am going home and I will try to make a smooth transition to the land, my next tournament will be Montecarlo" .

The Mallorcan tennis player extended something else by talking about his calendar and was not ruled out for the Mutua Open: "El plan for the clay campaign is Montecarlo, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros. That has been the calendar throughout my career and I hope to be able to complete it once again. " Despite the blow that this new abandonment implies, Nadal thinks of "positive": "I have to be grateful for all the things that tennis has given me, I feel fortunate for everything I've done in my life and in tennis world. "



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