Rafael Nadal is keeping his mind strictly on the business at hand this week at the Madrid Masters, and its not letting dreams of more success at Roland Garros dilute his intensity.

“I’m in Madrid and I always say the same thing: I don’t think of Roland Garros when I’m in Madrid,” the five-time local champion said on Thursday after a third-round win over Alexei Popyrin 6-3, 6-3.

“I play with it (focus) every day and every day I try to be better, sometimes it turns out well and sometimes it turns out badly.”

Nadal has no problem in sticking to the job at hand. “In the short term it is Madrid. 

“I’m happy with the position I’m in because I did not compete (well) at the beginning of the year. I think I have taken steps forward in every way.”


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