เมื่อช่วงเช้าที่ผ่านมาราฟาลงแข่งรอบชิงเทนนิส Rakuten Japan Open เจอกับ Gael Monfils ราฟาเอาชนะสองเซ็ทรวดค่ะ 6-1, 7-5 ถือเป็นถ้วยที่เจ็ดของราฟาในปีนี้แและเป็นถ้วยที่ 43 ในชีวิตการเล่นเทนนิสของราฟาค่ะ
"It's very important for me to win a title. I want to finish the season well, and it's a perfect way to finish the season. So I'm happy for that. I enjoy this moment, because winning a title is difficult," said Nadal.
"I won a lot this year, but I know it's difficult to keep winning. I'm going to try to play my best in Shanghai (next week) and the rest of the season and the Masters Cup in London, the most difficult tournament for me.
"But if I'm physically and mentally OK, I hope to keep having chances to have good matches," he added.
Nadal promised his fans at the stadium he would return next year.
"This is my first visit here in Japan, but not the last. I will come back next year, for sure," he said.
"He (Monfils) beat me in 2009 and we also had a tough match in the US Open the same year. Gael is a great player. But I played really well today. That's the reason I won today," said Nadal.
"I don't think his style is the perfect style for me to play well against," he added.