While Rafael Nadal suffered a shocking defeat against Diego Schwartzman, he has promised to “sort it out” before the big French Open. Nadal, world number 2 had never lost a single match against the Argentine before this match.
However, Schwartzman not only beat the Spaniard but also outclassed him on various aspects. However, the “King Of Clay” is not worried about this shocking result. Additionally, the 19-times Grand Slam winner has all sort of positive attitude after returning to the game after 6 long months.
Nadal said, “I will continue to work. It is a special and unpredictable year. I will probably go home and let us see. At least I was able to play three matches. I fought till the end. But you cannot win a match by losing your serve so many times.”
“It Is No Time To Look For Excuses”- Nadal
In addition to this, the 34-year old also said, “I have to sort it out. And I know how to do it. It is no time to look for excuses.”
The 8th seeded Argentine defeated Nadal in straight sets by 6-2, 7-5. While Nadal did put up some competition in the second set, yet it was not enough for the second-seeded Spaniard to get past Schwartzman.
Nadal said after the loss, “It was not my night at all. He played a great match, and not me. And when this happens, you have to lose.”
Besides, he also added, “I am going to keep working. And I will keep practicing with the right attitude. And I will try to give myself a chance to be ready.”
Now, Nadal will be preparing for the French Open, where he will be defending his title. The 12-times winner of the French Open, Nadal would like to win it again. Besides, this will also be a golden opportunity for the Spaniard to win his 20th Grand Slam title and equal Roger Federer’s record.