Even though we are only six days into the New Year, Rafa has already managed to win a tournament in the new ATP season. I know, right? Who even knew they started playing again? Can't they even take a break through the New Year? Well, the important thing is that Rafa is back to his winning ways and feeling 100%. The tournament in Abu Dhabi might have just been an exhibition, but winning is better than losing, and beating Robin Soderling (a player who gave Rafa so much trouble last year) 7-6(2) 6-4 in the Final is great news for Nadal.
After the match Rafa said, “It is very important for me to begin the season winning. It’s been a real a difficult battle to win a tournament in the last six months and it’s never easy to compete against the best in the world all the time, but I will be giving it my all this year. For the moment though, it’s very important to start off the year with a title,”
He has already moved on to Doha for his second tournament, getting through the first round just fine. Vamos Rafa! We're gonna repeat winning that Aussie Open title later this month!