Rafael Nadal Claims He’s ‘Not Playing Well Enough’ to Win French Open


Very rarely do you hear anybody say Rafael Nadal is not playing well enough to win a tournament — especially the French Open, a tournament he has dominated in recent years.

Already a five-time champion at Roland Garros, Nadal knows what it takes to win the tournament.  However, after being pushed to five sets in his first round matchup, something doesn't feel right for the world's top ranked player.

In a sit down following his defeat of Ivan Ljubicic in straight sets Monday, Nadal admitted he didn't believe he was playing well enough to win the title.

"Win this tournament again? No, seriously, I am not confident. I am not playing enough well to win this tournament at the day of today. That's the true," said Nadal.

"The thing is you have to be realist, and today I'm not playing enough well to win this tournament. We will see after tomorrow if I am ready to play at this level. I going to try."

"But I won four times already here, five times already here. I don't have an obligation to win six. I going to try for sure, but…"

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