Paris - Rafael Nadal was so comfortable in his second round win at
Roland Garros that he was able to reflect on the resignation of Real Madrid
boss Zinedine Zidane.
Nadal crushed Argentina’s Guido Pella 6-2, 6-1, 6-1 to book
his place in the third round on Thursday and spent his press conference
reflecting on Zidane’s exit after the Frenchman announced he is stepping down
at the Bernabeu.
Real fan Nadal heard the news just as he was taking to the
"Of course it was a surprise for everybody, no?"
"But at the same time, Zidane is a top person. He's a
person that it is tough to accept that he's leaving.
"He has always been positive and believing in the
players and on the club. He deserves to choose what's better for him."
Nadal will now face good friend Richard Gasquet in the third
round and heads into the encounter against the 29th seed in confident mood.
"I have to be happy, no?" added Nadal.
"It's of course a great result. It's not possible
without playing well."