“It’s special,” said Nadal. “I had an opportunity today to watch a few games like a spectator in life. I enjoyed it.”
The Spaniard, seeking his first title at this ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event, found himself with free time on Wednesday. “I watched [Federer] because I arrived early and I already practised. I didn’t know what else to do. I went on court to watch a player like Roger, which I always enjoy doing.”
Nadal shared that he seldom has the opportunity to follow a match from the stands. “I cannot go on court most of the time because of the crowd,” said Nadal. “I disturb the players if I go [into the stands].”
The 26 year old, who won his opening match against Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov, is slated to battle Argentina’s Carlos Berlocq in the third round.
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