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Injured Nadal devastated to lose

Monday, January 27 2014 by SNTV
  • Intro:

    Rafael Nadal discusses his Australian Open final defeat to Stanislas Wawrinka, and the back injury he suffered during the match.


    SOUNDBITE: (English) Rafael Nadal (on his back injury):

    "No. The back, since the beginning I felt a little bit, from the warm-up. It was a little bit worse in the first set. End of the first set, I start to feel worse. Then, at the beginning of the second was the key moment that I felt, during a serve in a bad movement, is very stiff, very bad. That's not the real moment to talk about that. Is the moment to congratulate Stan. He's playing unbelievable. He really deserve to win that title. I very happy for him. He's a great, great guy. He's a good friend of mine. I am really happy for him. "

    SOUNDBITE: (English) (on his thought while walking out of the court for medical treatment):

    "Last thing that I wanted to do was retirement. No, I hate to do that, especially in a final. Same time, is tough to see yourself during the whole year you are working for a moment like this, and arrives the moment and you feel that you are not able to play at your best. So was not an easy situation for me to be on court like this, but I tried hard until the end, trying to finish the match as good as I can for the crowd, for the opponent, for me. So that's what I did: tried everything until the last moment, but was impossible to win this way. Opponent is too good. "

    SOUNDBITE: (English) (on if this tournament is a good one among his career):

    "You know what, is true. Is true that I was not very lucky and this is a tournament that is painful for me. Is a tournament that I love so much. Is a tournament that I feel the conditions are good for me, warm conditions that I like, good crowd. Court, is true that is faster than the previous ones. Normally we play in normal speed conditions that I like to play. So, yeah, is a tournament that I really had some troubles physically in my career and is something that is painful for me. But that's part of life. That's part of sport. Is not the end of the world. Is just another tough moment. Is not the first. "

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