Rafael” nadal> was asked if he feels he is feeling the best he has felt this year. Following his win over Fabio Fognini, the Spaniard replied: “I am not better than ever before. I am how I am today. I’m having a good season more or less, being competitive almost in every single event that I have been playing.
Of course, I had some physical issues the first three, four months of the season. But I have been playing solid, played the final in Australia, then semifinals in Indian Wells, then three semifinals on clay, two titles, semifinals at Wimbledon.
So have been a solid, and semifinals here now. Happy the way that I am competing and enjoying. Let’s see tomorrow. Another opportunity to be in another final. Will be great if I am able to make that happen.” Dominic Thiem instead lost to Daniil Medvedev.
The Austrian spoke about how he dealt with the Canadian crowd when he faced Denis Shapovalov on Thursday: “I think it’s so nice because you don’t see a lot of tournaments where first match, 12:00, the stadium is full.
For me there is nothing nicer than to play in front of a full stadium. I think it’s normal if you play a Canadian or if you play a local that the whole crowd is against you. I think you should accept it and still enjoy the atmosphere.
That’s how I see it. But in general the crowd here is amazing. They love tennis. They are enjoying it’s back after two years.”