"I think it's a great variety shot, the dropshot. I think it's important tactically to have it and to use it at the right time so that you can keep your opponent always guessing what the next shot is," said the top seed, who is seeking his 18th Grand Slam title at Paris.
NAIROBI, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Kenyan road runner Edwin Mokua narrowly escaped death on Monday, and is currently recuperating at the hospital after being attacked by a hippopotamus while on a training run.
Elsewhere, Borussia Monchengladbach are still waiting for their first win of the season as they shared the spoils with Union Berlin following a 1-1 draw.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Tianjin Teda extended its winless run in the 14th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Monday after a goalless draw with Wuhan Zall.
"I played quite a solid match when I was serving, I was playing some good points. I did some good forehands, winners down the line, that's a key shot for me," said Nadal.
"We are exhausted," the 32-year-old Pole said after the Bavarian lost 4-1 in Hoffenheim.
Both sides didn't pose any threat to the other and no goals were scored in the first half.
The 27-year-old Mokua, who holds personal best of 1:02:50 in the half marathon, suffered four broken ribs and a double fracture on his left hand during the incident in Nyahururu, some 190km from the capital Nairobi.
Also on Saturday, Andre Villas-Boas' Marseille, still struggling for a win, was held by Metz 1-1 at home.
BEIJING, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) --The Chinese Football Association (CFA) has announced a 28-man squad here on Tuesday to prepare for FIFA World Cup qualifiers, with two naturalized players Jiang Guangtai and Fei Nanduo being selected for the first time.
Also on Monday, Hebei China Fortune beat Qingdao Huanghai 3-1, so Hebei will face Guangzhou Evergrande in the next stage.