Last Updated on January 14, 2019
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal in an interview with the press service of the Australian Open commented on the start of the tournament.
– I’m happy with everything. I lost the serve twice, but on the whole everything was fine. He acted very aggressively and did not let me play in the usual style. It was a smart tactic, so it’s not about me. It so happens that it all depends on the opponent. I can be pleased with this result. Feeling fine. The first matches are always difficult. But I am getting better, besides, I am gaining confidence. This victory is important not only in itself: it will allow me to play on and add.
– Have you spoken to the Council of Players?
– I believe with long-term projects. Everyone who communicates with me knows this. Therefore, I am against frequent changes: it is difficult to develop a project if all the time something is changed. Chris Kermode did a lot of good. I do not see so much negativity in his work that he could not continue it. I would be very happy if ATP supported people in Mallorca after what happened there. I personally helped them, and it would mean a lot to me if ATP did the same.
– Did that flood change you?
– Not. I already knew that life is hard. What happened in Mallorca, a little later happened in Indonesia. A lot of bad things are happening in the world. Just what happened in Mallorca, touched people I know, my friends. Families have lost almost everything they had. But it’s great how everyone on the island began to help each other. It’s good. I am also grateful to the press, which has drawn attention to this.