As the Monte-Carlo Masters 2019 is about to get its ball rolling on the Monaco dirt, the Spaniard, Rafael Nadal is back to his dominant turf in the Mediterranean coast. He won two matches in the Monaco contest as a 16-year-old and since then he has been unstoppable on the red clay.
This year, the World Number two, Rafael Nadal is eyeing to raise his title count in Monte-Carlo, Barcelona and Roland Garros to a dozen and once again hopes to prove himself to be the unprecedented ‘King of Clay’. Rafael Nadal addressed his contentedness to be back on the courts of Monte-Carlo Masters 2019. And in the draw ceremony, he notified it to be the most important tournament of his ATP calendar.
He expressed his experiences from his recent past where he dealt with some injuries. “It’s the beginning of the season, last year has been little being tough for me in terms of physical problems,” Rafael Nadal uttered. “I went through some hard times, being honest. And this is tough to accept if another thing happened, like, a few weeks ago in Indian Wells. But, the only way is to keep going, trying with some passion. It is tough to accept, to wake up again and stand up again and try to be back. “ Here I am and I had these couple of days, hopefully, I start on Wednesday and I have at least a few more days to practice.”
Every year when Rafael Nadal drops in for the Monte-Carlo Masters the organizers are pleased to give him a warm reception and they feel 11 times is not enough to greet the living legend. “It is more than enough,” Rafa replied. “If I don’t have the motivation probably I would be here as a spectator.”
Further, the 32-year-old, Nadal elaborated upon the bliss which tennis has given him all over the years and he feels the time to renounce his racquets is approaching closer. “I know this, this profession is not forever,” Rafael Nadal continued. “So, I really understand that I will hopefully have a couple of more years. But, I have been a long way until today.
“So, things happen, and of course the end is closer than five years ago. It is important to try to enjoy every moment. Of course, tennis gives us the possibilities to live experiences that, without this sport we never we’ll have the chance to enjoy or to experience, we just can say thanks to our Tour for everything. For me, personally, I try to enjoy every tournament that I’m playing. I’m trying to play every tournament if I’m healthier.” He later apologized for not being on time. “The last thing, I’m very, very sorry for the delay. It was the rain, I was trying to get ready for the tournament,” Rafael Nadal said.
Rafael Nadal regrets about finishing just seven events out of the nine which he participated over the past few months. His recent withdrawal from the Indian Wells 2019 seminal bothers him a little as it’s tough to accept such situations. Nevertheless, leaving the past behind, Rafael Nadal is motivated for his clay endeavors and retrieve his thrones.