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Rafael Nadal: ‘I don’t want to face Federer in an eventual final’

Great opening match at Wimbledon for Rafael Nadal who defeated John Millman 6/1 6/3 6/2 in an hour and 43 minutes. The Spaniard player was satisfied at the end of the match: 'I always expect to go on court and compete well, try my best.

Things sometimes goes better, and things sometimes goes worst. But was a very positive match for me, a good start. I’m happy because I didn’t win a lot of matches last couple of years here in Wimbledon. Today I win one, and I am looking forward to play the second one.

My knees are ready for the second round probably, that’s all. And I am happy that I am here playing again in Wimbledon and with positive feelings in terms of health. That’s the most important thing', Nadal said.

He also spoke about how different grass is than hard or clay-courts: 'It is obvious that (it) is (a) completely different sport. It's a big change, I need to adjust my game. Of course, I can practise, but the only way to find your way on how to play well here is playing matches.

I think I had good feelings with the ball during the whole week of practice on grass, but on grass you meet players that they can be very aggressive, and anything can happen.' And then Rafa admitted: 'If I reach the final, I'd like to face a different opponent than Federer.

I don't like to face best players in the final and I think I played against Roger already enough times this year.' 



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