King of Clay Rafael Nadal has booked his place in the French Open 2020 finals on Friday. Spaniard defeated the Argentine Diego Schwartzman in the straight sets(6-3, 6-3, 7(7) -6) in the semifinals at Roland Garros.
After a comfortable victory, Rafael Nadal expressed at the press conference, “Today I think the experience of Rome help me in some way because I was able to take a look at the match, to analyze the things that worked well and things that, of course, didn’t work. We tried to go on court with a plan, with the right determination.”
He continued, “In some way, I think I played tactically the right match. I think at half of the first set I make a couple of mistakes tactically/technically. But in general terms, I am super happy about the match. Have been an important victory for me against a very tough player.“
“The Speed & The Bounce Of The Ball Are Not Very High This Year”: Rafael Nadal
This year, the Paris major event is taking place in a different schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic. For a reason, the participants are forced to play amidst the cold and heavy winds. Additionally, the French Open organizers had introduced the Wilson balls, which is massive and bouncing different from the old Babolat balls.
Speaking about the conditions at Roland Garros, Nadal said, “The speed & the bounce of the ball are not very high this year because even if you play during the day, the conditions are not very warm. Of course, the conditions out there today have been one of the best of the tournament, no? Have been 16 degrees, not much wind.”
In conclusion, the 13-times finalist at Roland Garros went on to say, “Winning these kinds of matches, going through these moments with playing that aggressive with the forehand, knowing that you can have success like this, make me feel positive and make me feel confident. That helps, of course, for the future.”