Garbiñe: ‘I’m fine, but I try not to have high expectations in Madrid’

Garbiñe Muguruza, number 13 of the WTA ranking, said he was “fine” before starting his career in the Mutua Madrid Open, a tournament for which he tries “not to have high expectations” in order to perform at his best level.

Garbiñe, trained by Conchita Martinez, tennis player with the most wins (21) this season and who has never passed the eighth at the Mutua Madrid Open, will begin his participation against Sloane stephens, winner of the USA Open in 2017.

I think a lot about the physical and mental aspect because I know that everyone plays tennis well

“I feel good but at the same time I’m nervous because I want to do well here and that’s why I try not to have too many expectations,” said Garbiñe, who arrived in Madrid “earlier than normal” to adapt “to the technical differences of the altitude.”

In the last tournament, in Charleston (United States), Garbiñe withdrew due to physical discomfort in his left thigh.

“I feel better than in Charleston, I have tried to train and recover at the same time. I try to disconnect when I am not playing tournaments. I think a lot about the physical and mental aspect because I know that everyone plays tennis well,” Garbiñe confessed, in a conference press.

“The difference is made by feeling that you are fresh. I have recovered my body, but without leaving the racket because I had to prepare for the dirt tour,” said the Spanish tennis player, who hopes to compensate in this edition of the discreet participation of other years in Madrid.

I have recovered my body, but without leaving the racket because I had to prepare for the dirt tour

“It is a combination of things, the expectations that I put myself to do very well and that my game does not quite fit in in Madrid. I hope it is the year I play well because I have had a very bad time on the court and it was not necessary punish themselves, suffer so much and have such a bad time, “he stressed.

“I am the first to put pressure on myself and there was a moment that went against me. I lowered my expectations and worked, I was more humble. I took everything very seriously. I am less worried about whether I play well or badly. Now I accept what happens, “he concluded.