Nadal content with good 2012 start

Jan 27, 2012, 07:39 IST | ANI

World number two Rafael Nadal has said it won't matter if he loses or wins in the Australian Open semi-final, as it is still a good start for him, considering the problems he faced during the end of last year.

World number two Rafael Nadal has said it won't matter if he loses or wins in the Australian Open semi-final, as it is still a good start for him, considering the problems he faced during the end of last year.

"For me, it is very important and a happy moment to start the season. Win or lose, it is a good start considering the end of the season I had last year with many doubts," said Nadal in his column for the Sydney Morning Herald.

He expressed his excitement over reaching the Australian Open, a grand slam, which he won in 2009 but since then injuries, had plagued his progress during the tournament.

"Here I am again in a semi-final of the Australian Open. After the past two years reaching the quarters of this tournament and not being able to finish well in the matches.

I had to retire in 2010 against Andy Murray and last year got injured after the third game against David Ferrer. Finally I am playing again in a semi and I''m very excited about it," he added.

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