Rafael Nadal’s loss in the windy ambiance of the Monte-Carlo clay to Fabio Fognini has taken out all the top-ten ATP rank holders from the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters 2019. With Novak Djokovic falling out yesterday from his home-loam and the Spaniard, Rafael Nadal becomes the biggest name on the list of casualties.
The World Number two tennis player, Rafael Nadal is certainly melancholic with his 6-4, 6-2 defeat in the Mediterranean region.“I played a very bad game against a good player, so in that situation, you have to lose. That’s what I did this afternoon,” said Rafael Nadal.
Fognini sprinted to take a 5-0 lead in the second set by breaking the Spaniard thrice and bestow the ‘King of Clay’ one of the worst defeats of his career on his preferred surface. Nadal continued to elaborate on the setbacks he has been facing.
“No, was a bad feeling. Was a tough day and was a difficult opponent. I am coming from low moments in terms of injuries, and in terms of the mental side have been not easy to accept all the things that have been going on during the last times,” Rafael Nadal said.
With this Rafael Nadal loses for the third time to Fognini on clay and the Spaniard perceives his opponent played a good game today. “So just was this kind of day that everything was wrong. I probably played one of the worst matches on clay in 14 years. So when that happens, you have to lose. And today I deserve to lose because I played against a player that was better than me today,” he added.
Rafael Nadal mentioned that he was fortunate enough to not to be bagled out today and was and delighted to win those two games in the second set. “Problem sometimes is we are used to be very, very solid all the time, and even coming back from injuries, winning and winning and winning, and things are not easy, no?” he continued.
“And after one year and a half, without having the chance to play tournaments in a row and a lot of stuff happened, is more difficult to hold sometimes the level every single day when you don’t have confidence in tournaments in a row, no, or matches in a row,” Rafael Nadal said.