ตอนท้ายพอโนเล่ทำท่าเลียนแบบราฟาเสร็จแล้ว แล้วโนเล่กลับมาพูดว่า "I cannot win on a tennis court, at least I win when it comes to imitations"... สัมภาษณ์ราฟาจาก press conference เมื่อวานค่ะ Q. Congratulations, Rafa. What this victory means for you? RAFAEL NADAL: Thank you very much. Sure, one of the most important of my career, no? Win in Rome is a big title. I have right now 15 Masters Series in my career, so that's a lot, and I'm very happy for that. Sure win here in Rome is always unbelievable. It's a very good tournament, and very happy for the victory.
Q. How did you feel during the match? You started very well and then it became more difficult. RAFAEL NADAL: Yes, I started well, no? I have 40 15 for him the first game. Later I won the game. It was important the first break. But later was really tough to return. The ball is having big bounce. And, well, when he put the first serve in it was really tough. I didn't have chances to have the second break only in the 5 3. 5 3 I had another one set point, important set point. I hit one backhand to put the winner, and I didn't play good backhand there, no? But later I think I have a little bit unlucky with the 5 4. I played two good points and I had two mistakes with the forehand down the line. But, yeah, it was well played, because I played aggressive, no? In the 6 5, something I played, yeah, a little bit worse in the 6 5, no? But I had my chance. I have I think 30 Love, so, yeah, tough moments. That was the toughest moments of the match. First point in the tiebreak was for him, but important thing for me was I was anyway having two times the serve to win the set. I lost both times, but I was 100% mentally for the tiebreak, so that's important. Really important.
Q. You mentioned that you've now won 15 Masters Series titles. Are you interested in breaking records for the most Masters titles? RAFAEL NADAL: I would love have more than yeah, I would love have more than 17, no? Right now I have 15. I'm very happy for that. I'm gonna try my best in the next tournaments. Important thing for me right now I have 15. It's a lot. Sure, I would love to have more than 17, no?
Q. You get asked this after every tournament, but how are you feeling physically after three successive weeks and three successive tournaments and three successive wins? RAFAEL NADAL: Really well, no? Yeah, I have one long match against Novak in Monte Carlo, but after that I never lost another set. So, yeah, I didn't play very long matches during this tournament. It was 7 6 today, but the other matches I think I have always 6 3 the maximum. So that's very good to play three weeks in a row. In Monte Carlo and Barcelona the same. I play 6 2, 6 2; 6 2, 6 0; 6 3, 6 2, and, well, the final 6 2, 7 5. But not very long set, so it's only today. So that's really important to play three weeks in a row.
Q. About the sets that you never lose. If you never lose a set, you lose only one set in three tournaments. In Roland Garros how can you expect to possibly lose three sets? RAFAEL NADAL: Every tournament is completely different, no, so it doesn't come nothing before. So right now I'm focus on Madrid, you know. Yeah, Roland Garros is after two or three weeks, so, yeah, first Madrid. Later in Roland Garros we will see. Important thing is play well. If I am playing well, I gonna have a lot of chances to have good results in both tournaments. But you never know what can happen, no? Tennis is always like this.
Q. How much it have been important for you for Djokovic to know that you are the best on the clay, and then of course you are the best in the world. Do you think this is really important in this match? Of course now when it's possible that you meet the opponent that have a sort of be afraid because are the first? RAFAEL NADAL: I think every match is different than you have to win on court. You never win off court. You never win the matches before the match. You win the matches playing, so that's what I feel, no?
Q. Did you think the impersonation of Djokovic of you was good? Did you like it? RAFAEL NADAL: No, for me, doesn't matter, no? Yeah, well, if the people ask, the normal thing is do, no? For me, doesn't matter. I think it was funny.
Q. Are you more surprised about yourself because you're able to do this, or are you surprised about your opponent because they don't beat you? They are not very, very strong? Are you surprised about something in this long streak you have? RAFAEL NADAL: I didn't listen. Tell me. (In Spanish.) Ah, yes, I think when you start the clay season always is the same, no? Last few years you think it's impossible to repeat the same like last years. That's what I feel before I start. But right now I didn't. I didn't. Not already. Because remain win in Roland Garros to repeat the same. But anyway the result of Roland Garros or my clay season was really good, no? Because in the end, if I go to Roland Garros and I lose, I think it's not fair to say I didn't play very good clay season. Anyway the result on Madrid and Roland Garros, the clay season is unbelievable. I'm very happy for everything. Sure it's a big surprise for me to win three titles in a row in three weeks. But, yeah, I never did in the past, so it's a good thing for me to know I can do. But, sure, I prefer have week off between Barcelona and Rome, no?
Q. Could you give us a feeling about Roger Federer's week here? Do you think he could be enough well prepared for Roland Garros? RAFAEL NADAL: Madrid remains. I think you forget Madrid, no? He had good matches and he almost win yesterday. He has set and 2 0 and breakpoint for double break in the second, 3 1 in the third. So he has lost the chances to win and to win against a very good player like Novak. So, yeah, he's at the level. Tennis level is there. That's not will be a problem, sure.
Q. You played Djokovic in Monte Carlo and here. Where was more difficult, and was there any difference between the two matches? Were you more in danger in your head there? RAFAEL NADAL: No, I was more in danger in Monte Carlo, because I had breakpoint in the first game of the set and I lose the set. But my feeling was I was playing a little bit better here than Monte Carlo. The court is more dangerous here than in Monte Carlo to play against him. You understand me?
Q. It's more difficult here? RAFAEL NADAL: I feel.
Q. Why? RAFAEL NADAL: Sometimes it's really hard to control the ball, no? The ball is flying a lot. Monte Carlo the ball stays a little bit more. If I'm playing well, I have more chances to have control of the point more times when I am returning, no? But, yeah, it's stupid to say this court is not good for me when I won four times. This court is perfect for me. I like a lot of the crazy bounce, but you have to be playing really well. If you are playing so so, it's more danger.
Q. Are you happy to have to play in Madrid now? Because it's another important tournament for you. Is it not too much in a row before the French Open? RAFAEL NADAL: That's the calendar, no? I have to play. Sure playing in Spain is always special motivation. The only thing is playing in altitude. The last tournament of Roland Garros is completely different conditions than Madrid and Paris. Believe me, because I played there and I know. Gonna be a really difficult tournament, no? Bu, yeah, maybe I would love don't have the tournament in altitude before Roland Garros. I prefer have, for example, another tournament with similar conditions than Madrid before Monte Carlo before Roland Garros. But that's the calendar, and I gonna try my best there to have a good result.
Q. How will you spend the next two or three days? Will you not pick up a racquet? RAFAEL NADAL: (Imitating golf swing.)
Q. Golf? RAFAEL NADAL: A little bit. Q. You're going to Mallorca? RAFAEL NADAL: Yeah. Well, not Mallorca. London with rain, no? (Laughter.) ฮ่า ๆ เข้าใจเล่นมุกนะราฟา
สัมภาษณ์ราฟาระหว่างแข่งขันที่ Rome ค่ะ สัมภาษณ์นี้ถูกเขียนเป็น FR ค่ะ แปลโดยคุณ Moon@VB ค่ะ Rome Masters Clay court king Nadal in private. Eurosport, Monday, May 4, 2009 Eurosport met up with Rafael Nadal in Rome for a personal conversation. The world number one spoke about the rare moments of being alone, little anger outbursts, the financial crisis and fishers talk. Q: Before the Rome tournament, Roger Federer retreated to a secret place to train. Do you have a place where you can train without being watched? Rafael Nadal: Perhaps there is such a place but I havent looked for it yet. Im always happy when Im at home in Mallorca, its my favorite place to train. I feel well there although, in the summer, we get a lot of tourists and many of them want to watch during the training sessions.
Q: Would you prefer a bit more privacy at home? Nadal: No, its alright. I dont need to hide myself, not when Im training either. Sometimes, it gets a bit crazy and it can turn into a bit of a show when Im at tournaments. In Rome here as well, so many people came to watch every training session. But, it doesnt bother me, I can still concentrate through that all.
Q: Do you like to be alone at times? Do you still have those moments by yourself at all? Nadal: Those moments are rare, thats true. However, I actually dont really like being alone all that much( กลัวผีอ่ะจิ ฮ่า ๆ ). I always need people around me and Im pleased when my friends are there because that means that we can enjoy ourselves together and have long battles at Playstation. Playing that on my own is really not much fun for me.
Q: Youre always surrounded by a huge crowd of fans. Have you ever collected autographs yourself? Nadal: Ive had a lot of opportunities of doing so, because my uncle played football for Barcelona and Mallorca. But Ive never asked them. I was simply too shy. But I would have been very happy if somebody would take the time to give me an autograph, I always try doing that, to give as many autographs as possible.
Q: We always see you being friendly and polite. Are you sometimes really angry/annoyed? Nadal. Of course, often even and I tend to shout then at times but of course, not to people who come to ask for an autograph or a picture. Its not their fault that Im in a bad mood. But if I have a bit of time, it goes away quickly. Im never angry for a long time.
Q: What angers/annoys you then? Nadal: (laughs): Well, for example, when I have a lot of appointments with the press so that I have to wait longer than expected to eat.
Q: Does the financial crisis annoy you perhaps? Nadal: I follow the news about it of course. Its incredible and somehow, everybody is affected by it, directly or indirectly. Everybody is worried about it, me too. The experts say that its the worst crisis in history and that things will improve in a few years.
Q: Do you know where your money is placed? Nadal: I dont know the details of it, my father takes care of it all. He knows it better than I do. In fact, Im no risk taker because you never know. The world is going crazy right now, but I hope that my money is place well.
Q: Where do you find relaxation? You seem to be a typical islander. Nadal: Well, I obviously know everything about the Balearic Islands. (laughs) But its true, I like islands. For example, Ive already been to Sicily and the Canary Islands. I simply love the sea and I love fishing very much.
Q: How heavy was the biggest fish you ever caught? Nadal: 17 kilo.
Q: Seriously? Or is that typical fishers talk? You know, they love to exaggerate Nadal: No, Im not cheating (laughs). Really, it was 17 kilo. I took it to a restaurant and they prepared it for us. It was really good.
Q: You dont only fish. You also love to play golf. Do you play with your left hand? Nadal: No, I use my right hand. I do everything right-handed, except playing tennis.
Q: Whats your handicap? Nadal: Nine. It have a lot of fun doing it and I hope that I will be able to play again on Monday in Mallorca. This is relaxation for me. Otherwise, I would rest on the sofa at home but often, I sleep throughout half the afternoon and suddenly, its already dark outside. It often amazes me and I think to myself: I only slept for one hour, didnt I? It cant be
Q: Did you already congratulate Roger Federer on becoming a father in the summer? Nadal: Of course, I already did so at the Indian Wells masters. Hes very happy and Im really happy for him. I want to start a family as well one day but I still have time. ( อย่าพึ่งนะ เวลายังอีกยาวไกล ) Petra Philippsen for Eurosport.
Rafa, We're really proud of you. See you in Madrid