14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal has shrugged off his premature French Open defeat to turn his complete focus to grass-court season ahead of Wimbledon.
The Spaniard, who is currently preparing for the Stuttgart Open, maintained that starting on grass is always difficult, insisting that he is going to try to play his best and train as much as possible for his first match, Sport24 reported.
The nine-time French Open winner, who was dethroned by Novak Djokovic in the quarter-final, admitted that loss was ‘now part of the past’.
Nadal insisted that he must improve his level of tennis and intensity on the court and maintained that he could do that he would be able to return to his best level.
Nadal believes that his debut on grass two weeks prior to Wimbledon would help him perform better at the All England club.