Sep 1, 2009

Rafael Nadal: 100% ready to roll

Rafael Nadal assures media and fans that he's ready for the season ending Grand Slam.

He will begin his US Open campaign against childhood friend Richard Gasquet on Day 3.

Q. How tough has it been psychologically for you to deal with what you've dealt with the last couple of months?

NADAL: Psychologically for me now, I am perfect. After important stop, came back with more energy than ever, no. Probably I need few time to be ready, to get the rhythm, to play your best tennis, but the energy and the illusion is 100%.

Q. Can you say you are 100% well, feeling well, for this tournament?

NADAL: I am 100% well to play this tournament, yeah. (laughter.) I don't know if I am playing at my best level, but I am 100%. You want me 100%? Me too.

To read the full interview, click here.

(Via US Open website)

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