Rafa motivated to exceed Borg’s Roland Garros titles
When it was mentioned that he made 10 finals in 2011 (his second highest number of finals in a season), the mangles says he replied:
Rather than speaking of ten end what matters is what they are. Play ten is tough, but look the same category: three Grand Slam, Indian Wells, Miami, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome is, contested the final of the ten most important tournaments of the year except Australia, I was injured.
On the ups and downs of seasons:
There are years that I’ve started badly and finished very well and others, as in 2009, I started well and ended badly. The important thing is to start with enthusiasm, desire and maintain a line of work. If things go as they should have to know how to keep the illusion high because there will be options during the year and we must seize the opportunities you have.
I think he was asked what he wanted from the Magi (his gift from the Kings?) and he replied:
If I have to choose I’d take six Roland Garros because I am tied with Borg, it was the most he had, and over it is a motivation and would be a nice achievement.
It would be a very nice achievement. *fingers crossed*
On what makes the Olympics special:
Well, precisely because every four years, is the most difficult tournament to win for one player. If you’re lucky, you can compete in two or three games as much in our career with any option. I was lucky enough to win the 2008 and of course the motivation and enthusiasm are the medals, but the experience itself, to live in the Olympic Village and share these days with all athletes, is special.
He seems to be happy with the appointment of Corretja as DC captain and says it’s a reward he deserves, but acknowledges that DC victories are always a bit tricky because there are so many factors to consider.