Nadal wins his 2nd title of the season (after Buenos Aires) in Stuttgart. This is a huge result for the King of Clay that didn’t win a title on grass since 2010 (Wimbledon) and he was really struggling to find his best tennis this season.
Nadal: This is very special
Rafa commented “It’s a very special title. Since 2011 I didn’t play a final on grass, so win a title here is very good news for my game and for my mentality too. Congrats to Viktor for a great tournament. He’s playing great and will have some positives for the week. At this point of the season, every victory is important and every title means a lot to me. I’m happy for that… Thank you very much for all the support here in Stuttgart.”
Troicki: I lost my focus
Viktor admitted that he wasn’t solid for the entire match “In important moments my focus was not 100 per cent. He served very well the whole match. Even though it was a great week in reaching the final, I’m disappointed to lose this match. I had my chances and didn’t use them. I lost to a great champion. He served better and congrats to him. It’s a good result. I’m now going to London and we’ll see. I have high expectations for the grass season and this gives me a lot of confidence.”
This is Nadal’s 66th title and an important one for his morale. Well done!
— ATP World Tour (@ATPWorldTour) June 14, 2015