All right, Kiwi lost which had to be expected. I feel he should have done more in this fifth game of the 2nd set, but overall it would have been probably too tough to win against Nadal anyway.
No big reason to be disappointed, neither for fans or Kiwi himself. He seemed to have enjoyed the week and I have some good hope that he can look back to this happening with a positive attitude.
During his speech he was saying something like: "Thanks to the ball kids and linespeople, I know I was ugly sometimes with you, but I reached the final, so it wasn't too bad"
And he also had some warm words to Rafa. I think he wouldn't have said it like that to everybody, they also chatted a bit more while presenting their trophies for the photographers. So together with what we saw after their other matches, it seems they're getting along quite well.
Also while posing for the photographers, I think Nadal was asking him if he's going somewhere, maybe the tournament-ending party. Kiwi said something and then Nadal said like "okay, see you there". I'm not sure if I got this right at all because it was almost inaudible due to the background noise and the microphone being further away. Maybe somebody else understood more than me.