Australia Open: Rafael Nadal crash out after shock defeat against Djokovic


Despite the defeat in the quarter finals, the Spainard has lots of positives to take home.

“The whole match was on a good level, and we were both in good form. We had this epic match in New York two years ago. I had a feeling I would be lucky. The net cord was on my side”.

“He is one of the greatest all time, one of the biggest legends this sport has had, and you need luck to beat him”.

“It came to 5-4, a special situation, I am serving for the match against Rafa for my first semi-final at the Australian Open, and it mentally tough situation. I couldn’t handle it, but turned it around in the tie-breaker”.

“I am happy I won the tie break otherwise we would be in a fifth now. I feel good so far. I am full of adrenaline and happy moments, so we will see when that is off, how I feel tomorrow”.