Rafael Nadal declares himself fit and confident ahead of US Open campaign
Rafael Nadal says he is brimming with confidence ahead of the US Open, adding that he believes his injury problems are behind him for now.
Nadal has developed a something of a reputation for struggling, physically, with hardcourt tennis in recent years, and was forced to retire hurt from the US Open last season at the semi-final stage.
However, he won the title in New York in 2017, and he believes he is in great shape to launch another challenge this time around.
“My feeling on the knees are better this year than last year,” Nadal told the media.
“Last year the problem was I played three or four very, very long matches. That’s tough.
“I hope to be ready for it. I think I am playing well. I am practising the right way during these days. Of course, winning in Montreal helps. I am ready for the action.”
“My last events have been win Rome, win in Roland Garros, semi-finals in Wimbledon, and winning Montreal.
“That’s a positive feeling, positive memory on my mind. That helps for the confidence, helps for the positive feelings.”
Nadal will move to within one of Roger Federer’s all-time Grand Slam record of 20 titles should be win the US Open.
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