Rafael Nadal reveals after the 1st round match that He’s very happy with the victory
The Spaniard defeated Millman in straight sets with 6-3 / 6-2 / 6-2 in 2h 10 mins.
Rafa admitted He was excited about the match but what He doesn’t like is to finish
the match in more than 2 hours with the easy score as it looks.
Also, He said it was very special to be back and play in the night session at the Arthur Ashe.
“It’s very special to be back in this night session at the Arthur Ashe Stadium,”Rafael Nadal “I’m very happy with the victory” Embed from Getty Images
Talking about the match, Rafa admitted it was a tough match and Millman moved well,
and Rafa praised John for his game during last year and yesterday match.
“He was tough, his movement was great, he showed last year what he’s able to do when he’s playing well and it was a match I had to respect.“
Rafael Nadal knows the importance of the first match in every grand slam,
that’s why He focus since the first point until the end of the match.
“To play the first match, I think I played a good first match, my serve worked well many times.“Rafael Nadal “I’m very happy with the victory” Embed from Getty Images
“Hitting good backhands, some more mistakes than usual with the forehand,
but in general terms, I am happy with the way I started for sure” Nadal added
The world number 2 believes He played a great match and had successful backhand.
He will face Thanasi Kokkinakis in the 2nd round this Thursday for a place in the 3rd round.