Transcript from today’s presser.
Q. What happened when you lost 11 points in a row in the first set?
RAFAEL NADAL: Yeah, well, I understand the match very well. I play some game wells. I did some terrible games. In the beginning of the second, after two games, really bad. Yeah, up and down during all the match.
Yeah, I have to improve the concentration in the next match. That’s the important thing.
Q. Is it just a matter of not having played on clay or not having played a match in a while?
RAFAEL NADAL: I don’t know. I don’t know. You can think (smiling). I don’t know.
Heh – bet that was a cheeky smile.
Q. Do you think people maybe expect you to always be perfect?
RAFAEL NADAL: No. I think I never thought I am perfect. I think the people think the same as me, I’m not perfect.
Wait. He’s not perfect?
Q. You don’t play anymore with the straps on the knees?
RAFAEL NADAL: You never know. Maybe tomorrow I gonna put another time. We think about to take out for a while. We gonna see what’s happen. So for the moment it’s okay. So I happy for that.
Q. Do you remember when it was when you played without them the last time?
RAFAEL NADAL: Yeah, I think last year here I played without against Ferrer. And before I don’t know. One year.
Q. Does it make a difference?
RAFAEL NADAL: I don’t know. I have to try more matches than one, no?
Nekkid knees rule!
Q. How do you explain this lapse in concentration in this match?
RAFAEL NADAL: I said one question ago, I don’t know. Yeah, I played some up and down during all the match. Sometimes happen something like this. Trying to don’t repeat for next match.
They never listen, do they?
Q. Could you speak about your training routine off the court. What kind of things do you do? Do you do cycling or running?
RAFAEL NADAL: Today?
Q. No. Off the court when you’re training, what is your sports training routine?
RAFAEL NADAL: Not much. No, not a lot of things. I run enough on court. Outside sometimes I do some bicycle. But not a lot of things, yeah.
Wait, shouldn’t that be “not a lot of things, no?” I’m so confused.