Monday, April 13, 2009

Nadal says he's pressure-free heading into Monte Carlo

World number 1 and four-time defending champion, Rafael Nadal, said he is very calm heading into the kick-off clay season event in Monte Carlo with "less pressure than ever" despite having four titles to defend in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Roland Garros.

"I've had the best start to the season of my career, I won in Australia, at Indian Wells and this allows me to reach this moment calmer than in previous years," said the 22-year-old Spaniard.

Nadal, who opens his Monte Carlo campaign against Juan Ignacio Chela on Wednesday, has a heavy schedule ahead of him where he is supposed to compete in Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Rome and Madrid over a 5 week period, before Roland Garros.

"A few days with friends and family in Manacor have helped me a lot, but now I need a little more time to adapt to the surface."

Nadal joined world number 4, Andy Murray, in an exhibition in front of Prince Albert's palace on Sunday, to launch the event. Here's an interview with the top seed following the exhibition:



Quotes above from Sport.es, translation from Google.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Vamos Rafa!! If anyone can take on unachievable tasks, it's you...