by JAMES HENRY
CINCINNATI – You win some. You lose some.
If you’re Rafael Nadal, you win a lot.
And, yes, even he loses.
But that shouldn’t alarm anyone. It definitely does not concern him.
“Everybody have defeats in important matches, no? I don’t understand that like a ‘low moments,’ because the world of tennis and the sport of tennis is a sport that almost every week you lose, even if you are so good,” the Spanish tennis icon said.
“It’s obvious that you have periods of your career that if you are so good, then you lose less, but every week there is only one winner. So you need to accept that every time that you start the tournament. The normal thing is that you going to lose later or soon.”
Dealing with injuries also doesn’t panic Nadal, the winner of 14 Grand Slam singles titles.
Competing at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, the 30-year-old is playing his first ATP World Tour match since May.