Whenever he loses a match he says the same things
nothing new. We've heard those words a thousand times. So what?
And about Rafa not writing himself off
what are you expecting, him - one of the most popular tennis players with multi-millions £ contracts - to come to a PC and say "I am done. I am finished and thinking about retirement". Of course he will insist he is "working hard" and "fighting hard" but I prefer believing my eyes than my ears.