Nadal: "My priority is to have the feeling that I keep moving forward"

The Spaniard considered that he has been more aggressive with respect to the match against Tsitsipas played last week in Madrid, when the Athenian got the ticket for the final.


The Spanish Rafa Nadal, who sealed his 50th Masters 1000. in Rome on Saturday, assured EFE that, "beyond winning or losing", his "highest priority" is to have the feeling that he is "advancing", at the same time He expressed his satisfaction for having been able to play another solid game.

"For me the most important thing, beyond winning or losing, is compete well and have the opportunity to play another game that gives me the feeling that I keep advancing, This is my top priority and if I then have the chance to win, I hope to catch it, "Nadal told EFE at the Foro Italico, after beating the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Rafa, who is looking for his ninth crown in Rome on Sunday, . has been more aggressive with respect to the game against Tsitsipas played last week in Madrid, when the Athenian got the ticket for the final, in the end won by the Serbian Novak Djokovic. "Within what can be a match against one of the best in the world, I played a solid game, well played, I have done things that have made me a little better than him. He was a bit better but this time I have I was a bit better, "he said.

" Mainly my right in Madrid was bad. Hit my 'drive' and he kept hitting with his 'drive', when that happens you're already in trouble. rival, he consequently attacked better, here my ball did more damage, "he continued.

Nadal will face the final in either the Serbian Novak Djokovic or the Argentine Diego Schwartzman, two players he knows very well. "With Diego we know each other very well, we have played many times, we have also trained, he is a player who has an incredible talent, he is playing very well," said the Spaniard. "We all know what Djokovic is, a rival of maximum difficulty, he comes from winning in Madrid, he will be with confidence. On Friday he played a great game, we will see what happens on Sunday, I hope to be prepared to compete well", he added.



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