This kid is nothing but class, regardless what style of play he chooses to utilize; there's not a single negative thing that you can say about his character, I had him mistaken for young, stupid and delusional ... delusional ... I was completely wrong. Nice job for Rafa, he makes a great new addition to players that will spend the next decade controlling the Top 5, especially at this rate there's no way Roddick would be able to beat him ... Hewitt will become yesterday's news ... good job Zoro.
Rafa interview: (Post-Match)
A victory on Sunday would allow him to equal Federer's record of four Masters victories and 11 ATP titles this year.
"For me it's incredible to have reached another Master Series final and even more so given that it is indoors and in Madrid," Nadal told a news conference on Saturday.
"I would dearly love to win an 11th title this year and it would be brilliant, well, just incredible to win a fourth Masters title like Federer.
"But if you look at the statistics he is still clearly the best as he has only lost three matches this year."
Nadal said he had been on the telephone to Federer asking how he was recovering from the ankle injury that ruled him out of the Madrid tournament.
"I spoke to him the other day and he said he'd love to be able to play in (the Masters Cup in) Shanghai and for the good of tennis I hope he's there," said Nadal.
"Although we are rivals I've got a good relationship with him because he's a great person and very easy going and that's important."