(AAP) While others may doubt him, Rafael Nadal continues to believe he can challenge Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic for Open glory.
If I believed that if could not have this chance during this next 11 months, I would be home fishing.
My real goal is to try to compete for the important things and to compete for the important things I know I have I want to try to beat these guys.
If I am working hard and I have the motivation and passion to keep going, I feel that if I am happy and I can work the way I want to be, I can be.
The 2009 Melbourne Park winner and 2014 runner-up admitted last season was tough and that he’d be lying if he claimed to be at 100 per cent fitness heading into the summer slam.
It’s not easy to come back that quick and it’s not enough to say playing six matches in two weeks that I am back to my full fitness moment.
I feel that Melbourne is an opportunity to play well again and to have positive feelings and then anything can happen if I start to feel good and competitive.
I love playing in Melbourne. It’s an unbelievable event.
“I’m very excited to come back. Last year was a tough year and I just hope to change things this year and play better again.