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Nadal seeking to be `100 percent` to `make difference` on clay at Monte Carlo Masters

Sunday, 13 April 2014 - 12:00pm IST | Agency: ANI

Johannesburg: World No.1 Rafael Nadal has said that he needs to be at his '100 percent' and more aggressive to move himself well on clay and make a difference at the Monte Carlo Masters starting on Sunday.

The Spaniard, who is seeking an unprecedented ninth title in the principality, was defeated by Serbian ace Novak Djokovic last year in only his second loss at the tournament since first playing it as a 16-year-old in 2003.

According to Sport24, Nadal, who is seeking to add to his spring task of defending four 2013 titles- Barcelona, Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros- on his surface of choice, needs to keep his confidence sky-high with all the pressure on his game for the next two months on clay.

Although the 13-time Major winner, who lost the Miami Masters final to arch rival Djokovic, is aware that he is at the top of the points race arriving to the clay court season, however, he admitted that he needs to be 100 percent and more aggressive to make a difference, and also try to find the best feeling soon.

Spain's world number one finds himself back in his tennis comfort zone at precisely the right moment, with the top seed opening against either a qualifier or Frenchman Gilles Simon, the report added.


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