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By Akshay Kohli
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After a shocking defeat in the second-round at Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal sought comfort in his incredible clay-court season, winning a record seventh Roland Garros and three other titles, including an eighth consecutive crown at Monte Carlo. “That's sport. You win, you lose. The last four months were great for me. It was probably one of the best four months of my career, playing unbelievable in the clay-court season,” Nadal said.
On his loss to Lukas Rosol, Nadal commented, “You play against an inspired opponent and I am out. That's all. It’s not a tragedy. It’s only a tennis match. At the end, that's life. There are much more important things. Sure, I wanted to win, but I lost. That's it”.
The former champion accepted the fact the was disappointed, but it is easier to digest the fact rather than losing in the business end of Wimbledon. “I am very, very disappointed. Sure, I’m not very happy. In the end is a second round match. It’s not the semifinals or the final, so that bothers me more, because then you feel that you had the chance to win the title,” stated Nadal. He further added, “I’m not going to say in the point of my career today the only thing that going to work for me is the victory, but more or less. So I was very far to win the tournament. I just was in the second round. That's painful, because it’s always tough to lose.”
Nadal also expressed that this defeat would have no effect on his motivation to defend his Olympic gold medal next month at the All England Club. “When you win, you have more confidence for the next tournaments. It’s not when you lose, you have more hunger to win the next. That's not the truth,” believes Nadal. “When you are winning, you feel more confident, you feel, you are playing better. When you lose, the confidence is less for the next tournaments. That's for everybody. But seriously, it doesn't affect my motivation for the next tournament win or lose.”
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