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Rafa Nadal: "I have tried to survive somehow and hope for a miracle"

Rafa Nadal is already in the semifinals of the Australian Open . The Spanish tennis player defined it as something "impressive", especially after having to overcome stomach problems that weighed him down in the third and fourth sets in the quarterfinal match against Canadian Denis Shapovalov . "I was not feeling well," he revealed after the game.

«Finally I was lucky to be able to serve well in the fifth. I have tried to survive somehow and hope for a miracle. It has been very exciting. I have started to feel really tired, he is young and has started to play better. I have always been mentally there and fighting, ”explained a Nadal who had to receive medical assistance during the match.

Regarding his physical condition, Nadal said that now it is "very important to be able to rest." «It is true that the conditions here are tough, but I hope to be ready for the semifinals, I have days. For me it is incredible to be where I am. I have two days and confidence to recover well. I think I'm playing well. Surely tomorrow I will take the day off and the day after tomorrow I will train. It is very positive what has happened to me in the last three weeks here and I am very satisfied, “he added.

When asked about the secret to be able to overcome so many adversities, Nadal confessed that "the reality is that two months ago I didn't know if I was going to be able to play" this Grand Slam . "It is a gift of life to be able to play here," he concluded.

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