World No.2 Rafael Nadal possesses a rare weakness of playing indoor, which he admits that he is aware of, as the Spaniard explains that he prefers to play outdoor than indoor.
In an exclusive Interview with Prakash Amritraj at the Tennis Channel at the Rolex Paris Masters 2019, Rafael Nadal explained that it is not easier for his body to play indoors than outdoors but revealed that he likes to play indoors.
He said: “I don’t think that things are easier for the body to play here than outdoors. If you ask me, I prefer to play outdoors of course but I like to play indoors. My game evolves to the direction that my game be more effective here indoors and I need to make that happen. But I am confident that I can play well if I am healthy.”
He further added: “I am passionate and excited to be back on the tour and everybody knows that this city is so special for me. So even if I was not able to win ever in Bercy but it’s a pleasure that I know very well.”
Rafael Nadal has not produced his best tennis at the Paris Masters 1000 and has never won a title at the French capital but the World No.2 is hoping to change that trend and take triumph at the event this week.
Rafael Nadal could manage to win only two indoor tournament titles in his 84 career singles titles, and he is yet to win a Paris Master’s crown yet, despite dominating up the road in the outdoor arenas of Roland Garros.
The US Open champion comes into 2019 Rolex Paris Masters after a five-week break, as he recovered from the hand injury and took some time off the tennis court for his wedding. The Majorca native has won 28 of his last 29 matches on the ATP Tour.
The 33-year-old has claimed four titles in the 2019 season including the French Open and the US Open and will commence his campaign for the maiden title in Bercy against Adrian Mannarino in the round of 32.