Rafael Nadal names the players he worries can beat him on clay

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic

Rafael Nadal has named four players he worries about losing to on clay. 

Speaking after claiming his 11th Monte Carlo Masters titles, Nadal was asked specifically whether Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka are the only players who can best him on his favoured red surface.

He, though, sees himself as more vulnerable than the rest.

“Of course, I know there are more dangerous rivals than others,” he said.

“The ones you mentioned, one won 12 Grand Slams, the other one won three. Of course, these two players can beat me. Of course, there are other ones that can beat me, too.

“But you mentioned two great players. Of course, [Kei] Nishikori is another great player. [Grigor] Dimitrov, number five of the world. I don’t know, [Alexander] Zverev number four. Of course, when you play against the best players of the world, you can lose.

“At the end of the day you can lose every day. But, of course, the best players have better chances.”

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