Nadal: Humility helps in comebacks

by: Matt Cronin May 27, 2013

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Rafael Nadal says one of the reasons why he is able to survive tough matches like today's against Daniel Brands, when he fought back from a set down, is because he never takes winning for granted.

“I respect everybody that I play and I've got as much opportunity of losing or winning faced with these opponents,” he said. “You have to fight and you have to suffer, and that's exactly what I went through. I think throughout my entire career I have experienced many matches of this type.These are things that you just have to take on your chin in a career and accept once again. 

"You have to have sufficient humility just to recognize that your opponent at that particular point in time is playing better than you and you have to wait for the situation to change and find a solution that you can hammer home and then be totally focused. I think that's the only way that you can get through a match such as this one.”

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