"It wasn't the best start. Not the best feelings out there this afternoon, but I found a way to keep going and to win the match. Today that's the main thing," Nadal said. "(Mayer) competes well against everybody but probably today (the problem) was not that he competed very well against me. I was not competing that well."
"My personal opinion is that I played one of the worst matches on clay," Nadal said in Barcelona. "It's a reality. There is no need to hide it. What has happened has happened."