Madrid: Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal said his struggles at the start of the season, his worst string of results in a decade, are unavoidable moments in an athlete's career.
No 4 Nadal, who failed to reach the semi of any of the big, early-season hard-court events, including the Australian Open, and also has been way off form thus far on his beloved red clay, said he is in "a little worse situation than other years," reports Efe.
"I know moments like what I'm experiencing now have to come, have come before and also won't be the last. But I'm also convinced that they can be overcome by working hard every day," said Nadal (28) speaking ahead of his participation in next week's Madrid Masters.
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