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On court post match interview:
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And thanks to Inés for the following translation:
I do not know if you hear me Rafa. Rafa, good afternoon and congratulations
Ralph: Hi, good afternoon, thank you very much, yes, yes I hear you ok
The match lasted 60 minutes, It has been a luxury practice, a normal practice, Rafa?
No, never is a practice, no? The first rounds, the first match here in clay, it is never easy, but today I think I started well, the truth is that I have trained very well these days and I started playing pretty calm, with good confidence and he made more errors than usual, especially when the match was break down for him and he has dropped a little and that of course has made the things easier
Rafa, what illusion, isn’t it?, to back to clay, which is your land, your surface and winning this way, so easy
Rafa: Well, the illusion is always to be back to this tournament, which is a very special tournament for me and just being on this court brings back to me some incredible memories, so, of course very happy to be playing again,that … Well, I like all surfaces, but the clay is, in recent years, has been better (surface) for me , so, to try to do well and paying atention , trying to improve a little every day
Rafa one last question that is going to make TomÃ¡s Carbonell
Well, Rafa, I just wanted a question …
Rafa, Hello there
…. This match has not had too much history, I would like that you answered us what you think after watching the first master1000 of the year, if you think that this year 2010 will be, quote, “cheaper” than ever to be among the first three, because the level of points is more spread
Rafa: Well, I think that this has just begun, we’re only two master 1000 that I think the ranking, which is the ranking at the end of the year, especially for those who want to be among the top 8 or 5 , it’s defined by the master 1000 and the 4 grand slams. Yes, the first two Master 1000 … probably have been won, have been, almost two surprises, but Roddick is not a surprise, but it seemed that there were other players in a better position that them to win (the Masters), but I think erhhhh………., it’s just start and I think that good ones (players) will take a regularly, you see, the final of AO was Federer Murray, there are many points for them and Federer and Murray, and Djokovic in the U.S. tour had bit bad results, but playing on the clay again, I think it will have more time and they will play good, too
Well, thanks Rafa, we will follow you throughout all the week in MC, now eat a little and enjoy and I imagine that to train a bit, thank you very much
Rafa: Many thanks