Posted April 22, 2013 on AP on Fox
Having seen his eight-year winning streak in Monte Carlo ended by Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal is quickly refocusing on winning an eighth title at the Barcelona Open. Going into another clay-court tournament that Nadal has dominated, the Spaniard said he still needs to improve following a lengthy injury layoff before he's able to beat the likes of Djokovic in a final. Speaking in Barcelona on Monday, Nadal said he was ''neither angry nor sad'' about losing the Monte Carlo Masters title, but ''against the world No. 1 you can win or lose, and this time I lost.'' Nadal says ''I think I'm on the right track but missing things after all that happened.'' Nadal has reached five consecutive finals since returning in February from a knee injury - winning three, and losing two.
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