Seven-time Roland Garros champion Rafael Nadal says he favors consistency over the occasional spectacular performance, and adds that he would take his performance over the past four months over another major.
“What makes you happy at the end is be healthy and be competitive everywhere, every week,” Nadal told reporters. “For me it means a lot having the chance to win tournaments, important ones. If you can ask me if I win one Grand Slam during the whole year or win six tournaments like I already did [this year], I will choose win six tournaments. Because when you win Grand Slam you are happy one week or two weeks. When you are winning tournaments you are having the chance to be happy and you feel that you are doing the right things during the rest of the time, no?
“So Grand Slams are very important. But they are not the only ones. Sure, Roland Garros [is] going to mean a lot to me forever. It’s my favorite. But I don't play with more passion here than what I did in Rome last week.”