Nadal assured against Moutet and was still reassured.
Clearly victorious in his left-handed duel with Frenchman Corentin Moutet (6-3, 6-1, 6-4), Rafael Nadal seems reassured by his physical and tennis condition. Because the Spaniard with a record 21 Grand Slam trophies is worried about the state of his left foot, which had betrayed him ten days earlier in Rome. The chronic illness that has been eating away at his left foot for more than fifteen years has cast doubt on his ability to be 100% for his favorite tournament.
So far, so good. “JI think I’ve already talked enough about my health before the tournament. I am in the competition. Each time, I answer the questions that I am asked because I respect you. Now I prefer to talk about tennis and we will see what will happen on the physical side, how I can manage things. I really think about tennis now because if I worry about my health every day, I won’t be able to go very far in the tournament. “. The man with 13 titles at Roland-Garros played his 300th Grand Slam match of his career on Wednesday evening.
If the Majorcan was not really disturbed by the atypical game of the Frenchman, he will not have been ridiculous against his idol. “ It was intense. I had moments when I managed to play almost on an equal level, but it was throughout the match that it was hard to hold on, Moutet breathes. Really, intensity, and then always stay aggressive. His ball is super fast, and it goes up a lot. So it was complicated, it was a very physical match, even if it wasn’t that long, “And the Parisian is convinced that the Spaniard will still go very far in Paris. “ Do not worry. He has 21 Grand Slams, he is good. Afterwards, did he feel good in his career, surely only he can know. In any case, he is there, he is present, it is still Nadal. I think he no longer has to prove himself in Paris to show that he is in good shape “. Dutchman Botic van De Zandschulp (29th) awaits him in the next round.