Rafa was all class & optimism personified in his Post-match interview after Wimby final:
The day before the final, Rafa -- who is essentially a truth-teller -- insisted he was the underdog.
"His mental position over me today is probably a little better," he said, "because he won the last four finals against me."
This turned out to be true.
"When one player beat you five times is because today my game doesn't bother him a lot," Nadal said. "Against me, he's playing better than my level. Find solutions. That's what I have to try. Seriously, I only lose matches this year against him. That's the truth.
"Probably, the mental part is a little bit dangerous for me. My experience says [Djokovic's] level is not forever. I'm going to be here fighting all the time, waiting my moment. I understand the sport like this. Last five times wasn't my time. I'm going to wait and I'm going to try to a sixth. And if the sixth doesn't happen, to the seventh."
Rafa is disarmingly honest & he embraces the reality so well that's what makes him fight adversity so well. That's why I love my Rafa.