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MADRID – Rafael Nadal is not overly disappointed despite losing to Andy Murray for the second straight year at his home tournament.
Following a 7-5, 6-4 defeat to Murray in the semifinals of the Madrid Open on Saturday, Nadal said he is on the right path heading into the French Open, which starts May 16.
The loss halted the Spaniard's 13-match winning streak and ended his chances of winning a third straight title this season, but Nadal said he played well and could have won Saturday's game if he hadn't been "a bit unlucky."
The former No. 1 says his clay-court season has been "great" and he hopes to pick up the pace even further going into Roland Garros.