Elaborating on how he managed to turn things around and capitalise on any nerves coming from Korda, Nadal continued: “I played a little bit better. He had some mistakes.
“Then with 5-3, if you are able to save that game, 5-4, you never know what can happen. 5-2, is very difficult to come back, honestly.
“Two breaks is very unusual. With 5-4, one break, if you are able to hit a couple of good balls, the opponent gets a little bit nervous, something that happens every single week on the tour.
“With 5-4 I need to play a good game, but you know that you can do it.
“I think it is true that probably he got a little bit more nervous. He made some more mistakes, being honest. I think I played a little bit better at least.”