Nine-time grand slam champion Rafael Nadal, who lost the quarter-final against Novak Djokovic, has promised that he will bounce back in the French Open’s next season.
The world number defeated the Spaniard 7-5, 6-3, 6-1 and will face Andy Murray in the semi-finals.
The Spaniard, who had previously lost just one match in his 71 outings at the French Open at the hands of Robin Soderling in 2009, said that he lost in 2015 and it’s not the end, the BBC reported.
He said he hoped to be back there the next year with another chance.
Nadal also said he was happy with the way he had recovered, but probably it was not enough yet to play and win against Djokovic.
Nadal had been bidding to become the first player in the Open era, and only the second ever, to win one of the Grand Slam singles titles 10 times.
He said that he had been very successful for nine years out of 11 in Paris and he lost twice, adding that everybody loses in every place.