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RioOpen: Press Conference Quotes


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Presser Quotes #Nadal:
“This year the Carnival will be a very special thing. Everybody says that it is something really unforgettable.”

“During my career, I try to have the mentality to not only be all day doing what is strictly for tennis,” the World No. 3 said as he prepares to successfully defend his title at the Rio Open presented by Claro. “I think one of the things I always say during my career is that I have been since 16 years old traveling and doing what I have to do, but at the same time I never lost the opportunity to enjoy life.”

“When I’m home, I enjoy life with family, with my friends,”
“When I am at tournaments, I try to have fun with activities when I’m able to.

“I was able to do a lot of things around the world… A lot of people say, when you become a sportsman you have to sacrifice a lot of things to become a professional. I say, I did what I want to do but at the same time, I enjoy the different things.”

"I am surprised that in a country which has clay specialists the Olympics are going to be on hardcourt,"

"Brazil was able to pull off successfully something as complicated as a World Cup and I am sure the Olympics are going to be a success,"
"If the temperature doesn't drop by Tuesday I'll have to fight to stay alive,"
"I don't know if I am ready to win it. I'm working hard to get back to the level I was at before I got injured,"

“I start the tournament from the first round… the conditions will be extreme; players are dangerous. The first round will be tough with any opponent.”

“I’m feeling well physically… I don’t know if I’m ready to win here. I’m going to try to be ready for Tuesday – to be competitive; to have good chances – and after that we’ll see what’s going on.”
"I think this heat would affect anybody," "It's very difficult with these conditions. The conditions are extreme, with high humidity on top of that. If it doesn't cool off, I'll suffer and try to survive any way I can."

"The physical side has helped me during my entire career, The physical part has been what has helped me get where I am and have the career I have had. ... If I'm not well physically, it's impossible to aspire to big things. I need to have confidence in my body and my tennis to compete."

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