So many idiots in this thread. How about reading his whole presser before saying he doesn't admit when he's outplayed? He says very clearly that Delpo played better and that he himself did not play badly. Delpo hit all the lines and deserved the win.
Have you ever faced such a brutal, consistent display of tennis as you faced tonight? Del Potro was on fire.
RAFAEL NADAL: Yes, he played amazing. Just congratulate him. Very few times I played against a player with a level like today I played against. Nothing to say on me. I felt that I could serve better than what I did ‑ talking about me. At the end you have to analyze what you can do better. That return on the 1‑0, 30‑40, that can go in. But at the end I played against a player who served 80% of first serves, who hit every ball as hard as he can I think, and with no mistakes. So I go home with the calm that I did all what I had to do and I played today against a player that was better than me tonight. That's all. Is fair to say that.
Q. You've been saying all week that the court surface here is faster than Beijing. Is that almost perfect conditions for Juan Martin, the way he hits the ball hard and low?
RAFAEL NADAL: Well, is perfect if you are playing the way that he is playing at the end. I like to play on fast surfaces. But a little bit slower I will have a chance to change a little bit the dynamic of the game. But the only chance to change the dynamic of the game was to hit hard, closer to the lines. I really go home with the feeling that I didn't play bad. That's the real thing. Is fair to say that. I am enough humble to say that, that I played well, and I lost 6‑2, 6‑4. Is true, in my opinion, that I never talk about luck. But lot of important points that he played at the limit, and he was able to keep touching lines, keep playing as hard as he can, and no mistakes in that important moments. That's it. Is true that the conditions were good for him. But in my opinion were good for me, too ‑ if he don't play at that level.