Nadal sounds off ahead of Davis Cup

The Myanmar Times - - Sport -

RAFAEL Nadal de­scribed Stan Wawrinka as “su­per dan­ger­ous” af­ter he clinched the US Open cham­pi­onship to claim his third Grand Slam ti­tle.

Fifth-ranked Nadal said on Septem­ber 13 that the 31-year-old from Switzer­land was ca­pa­ble of match­ing any of the world’s top play­ers af­ter tak­ing the ti­tle on last week­end in New York.

“Stan is a player that over the last cou­ple of years has been play­ing great ten­nis. When he is play­ing well he is able to play very well against all op­po­nents,” Nadal told re­porters in New Delhi be­fore a Spain-In­dia Davis Cup clash.

Nadal suf­fered a shock fourth-round exit from the US Open, af­ter be­ing forced out of Roland Gar­ros and Wim­ble­don this year be­cause of a wrist in­jury.

The 30-year-old Span­ish su­per­star said his in­jury lay­off was a “very neg­a­tive part of the year for me” and he was “just happy to be on tour again”.

Nadal said he was fo­cused on stay­ing healthy so that he could keep on play­ing for a few more years.

The 14-time Grand Slam cham­pion is in Delhi with the Span­ish Davis Cup team for their clash against In­dia from Septem­ber 16 to 18.

Five-time champions Spain are favourites to win their meet­ing against In­dia, but Nadal said he was tak­ing noth­ing for granted. –

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