Rafael Nadal: 'I played well enough to win'

Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon 2011
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Rafael Nadal believes he played well enough to defeat Ivan Dodig.

Rafael Nadal has insisted that he played well enough to defeat Ivan Dodig in the second round of the Rogers Cup.

Despite taking the first set 6-1, world number two Nadal lost the following sets to his Croatian opponent 7-6 7-6.

However despite exiting the Montreal-based competition at an early stage, the 25-year-old believes that he couldn't have done much more to win the match.

"I seriously didn't feel that I played that badly today," said Nadal.

"Possibly I could have performed better on the bigger points but overall I played well enough to win.

"That's just tennis though. The only thing I can do is congratulate my opponent."

Dodig will now face Serbian Janko Tipsarevic in the third round this evening.

Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon 2011
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