Rafael Nadal inspires me: Ana Ivanovic 

Praveen / 23 August 2015

Ana Ivanovic the 2008 French Open champion said that Rafael Nadal sets the example how to stay positive in the court despite the result of the game.

The ninth-ranked Serbian said seeing Nadal continue to give maximum effort despite the fact his results have dipped inspires her to give her best.

“The only expectations I have is to give my best every time I step on the court,” Ivanovic told the media after her quarterfinal loss to Serena Williams in Cincinnati. “It’s not always going to be the result maybe I hope for. Maybe it will be better. But I can’t see that. I can only do my best each day.

“Such a good example for that is Rafa, I feel. Every time he gives his best.  It’s not always the result, but sometimes you have to go through that.”

Ana Ivanovic suffered quarter-final exit against the World no.1 Serena Williams in three sets (3-6,6-4,6-2) at Western and Southern open.

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