Tennis: Nadal puzzled by success in 2013
CINCINNATI, Ohio (AFP) - Modest Rafael Nadal refused on Tuesday to credit his runaway success this season to any kind of genius scheduling despite winning eight titles from 11 events so far.
The Spanish world number three will make his start at the Cincinnati Masters in the second round against one of a pair of qualifiers.
But after winning the Montreal title at the weekend to climb one notch higher in the rankings, Nadal is taking none of his success for granted.
"When you prepare your schedule, you don't know if you will play one match, two, three, four, or five. You can lose in the first round, so the schedule is changing a lot," he said.