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Nadal vows to avenge Wimbledon 2011 loss to Djokovic

Posted By: Biswajeet Panda
Rafael Nadal
London, Jul 4: If there is one thing that separates champions from others then that is their grit and determination to wade through troubled times and still have the confidence to regain the lost ground. And that is precisely what Rafael Nadal's statement after the loss to Novak Djokovic signified.

Nadal, who had already lost the World number one ranking to Djokovic before the encounter between the duo at the finals of Wimbledon 2011, has said that he will wait for the Serbian's golden run to get over and seize the opportunity to get himself back on track.

The Spaniard who lost his fifth final of the year to the same opponent Djokovic said, "My experience says this level is not forever. Probably the level of Novak of today is not forever. I'm going to be here fighting all the time, waiting for my moment to beat him another time."

Stating that he won't lose sleep over the loss to the new World Number one, the 25-year old said, "The game is easy, so to think about a lot of things will be a mistake. Don't think about playing well, how you are not playing well. It's true we can analyze that my game is not bothering him. We have to find how I can bother him another time. I did in the past. He's in the best moment of his career. That's true."

He added, I am in one of the best moments of my career. Still it wasn't enough to beat him. I have to play longer. I have to play more aggressive. I have to have less mistakes."

The world knows that and Nadal, who only a few weeks ago won the French Open to equalise Bjorn Borg's record, reckons that there is nothing much wrong with his game. He said, Three weeks ago I was winning in Roland Garros; today I was playing the final here and I lost. We started with 128 players. One has to win but he's going to lose in the future."

Recalling his injury-marred quarterfinal against compatriot David Ferrer at the Australian Open, Nadal said, "The toughest moment was in Australia and I finished the match and I am injured....in 2010 I have to go out of Australia with an injury. That is the toughest moment. That's the game: sometimes you win; sometimes you lose."

OneIndia News

Story first published: Monday, July 4, 2011, 11:25 [IST]
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