“That’s nice be there fighting, trying to go to the limit, bring your body to the limit of his chances. Something I really enjoy, and I always said is good to enjoy suffering, no? So when you are fit, with passion for the game, when you are ready to compete, you are able to suffer and enjoy suffering. So today I had this feeling, and is a really good one. I suffered during the match, but I enjoyed all the troubles that I had during all the match. I tried to be there, to find solutions all the time.
I played a lot with my heart. I played a lot with my mind, and is something that is nice to be around and not just play tennis.”
“I didn’t have mental problems today against him (Djokovic). I had in 2011 all these mental problems. Today I didn’t have. I compete with normal conditions against him, no? So that’s another positive thing. Probably never say that many positive things after I lose.”
I’m proud and happy to say that, when I have my grandchildren, I’ll be able to say “Do you know that player Rafael Nadal, the one people say was one of the best in history? I saw him play. Many, many times. He was and still is my hero.”
I believe Rafa lost today not due to a mental meltdown. It really came down to every small important point. Because if it was that 2011 mental edge thing, it would've been over at 4-5 0-40 in the 4th set. Rafa willed himself to a 5th set. What an effort!This loss stings because Rafa could taste it in the 5th set but Novak was somehow too strong. I believe Rafa will take this and use to improve himself. Though, this match beats Wimbledon 2008 to me due to the extreme quality displayed of tennis I've ever witnessed. Rafa, I love you. Please never change your "never give up till the end" Vamos Rafa! This isn't over.
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Whatever. I’ll be sure to take advantage of the occasion and drink lots of booze and watch the commercials and the half-time show, because I don’t give a flying fuck who wins out of the two teams playing.