R. NADAL/N. Almagro 6-4, 6-2
An interview with: RAFAEL NADAL
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.
Q. How were the conditions today on court? Were they like Indian Wells?
RAFAEL NADAL: It was fine. The real thing is the wind was really high. Very difficult to find a positive feeling on court.
But in general I think I played a solid match. I played well. I had a good movement. I think I moved myself quick for moments, and when I had to put the balls in and play with no mistakes - that was the idea today with that very tough conditions - I did, I think.
For some moments I went for the points. I worked well with my forehand. I had some good winners.
Yeah. I'm happy the way that I played. Sure, second round against I don't know yet, but Almagro was not an easy opponent for the first round. I am happy for that.
Q. How does the ankle feel?
RAFAEL NADAL: I am well, no? I had just a little bit, how do you say, small (from translation) torn in the beginning, so it was going to
The day after I had pain, but after two days I improved 50% and stays the same. It's not limiting my movements.
Q. With the weather outside right now, there are like 50-miles-an-hour winds. Were you happy you were able to get the match in and get out of here before the storm?