Rafael Nadal: 'I am distracted and chaotic'

“I’m scattered and messy”

20-time major champion Rafael Nadal led the field at the last Masters 1000 in Paris last year. After the 13th crown at Roland Garros, Nadal was not sure whether he would enter the Paris Masters and the ATP Finals. Still no.

2 of the world decided to attend the Masters 1000 tournament in the French capital in search of one of the rare notable titles missing from his rich collection. Rafa made his Paris debut in 2007, reaching the final but winning just four games against David Nalbandian to settle for runner-up.

Nadal, who has suffered numerous injuries over the years in the months following the US Open, was never a favorite on the indoor hard court, reaching three more semi-finals in Paris but never again challenging for the title. In 2019, Rafa advanced to the last four with a win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga before retiring with an abdominal injury ahead of the Denis Shapovalov clash and is still picking up valuable points in the battle for the No. 1 seed against Novak Djokovic.

After a proper and well-deserved rest, Rafa was looking to reclaim his crowns in the French capital last November after his historic success at Roland Garros when defending champion Novak Djokovic decided to skip Paris.

Nadal played just five tournaments in 2020 before Paris, winning two ATP crowns in Acapulco and Roland Garros. Nadal spent six months at home, staying off the tennis court in March and April, starting training in May and not liking the conditions in New York ahead of Cincinnati and the US Open.

The Spaniard skipped both events, earning 2,000 points for the 2019 US Open title and focusing on Rome and Roland Garros.

Rafa has already signed up for the Canadian Masters

Rafael Nadal opened up about his bad habit when talking about handling the pressure and jitters ahead of a high-profile match.

After explaining how cleaning and polishing his shoes and organizing his equipment helps calm his nerves, Nadal admitted: “My mother and sister laugh when they think about it. Because they say that when it comes to sports, I am a disciplined and orderly person.

But in everything else I’m scattered and chaotic. they’re right. My room at home is always a mess. Even my hotel room when I travel and I often forget things,” he added. After weeks of well-deserved rest, Nadal is now ready for the upcoming hard court season.

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