“When you win Cincinnati, when you win Madrid, when you win Doha playing against Federer, playing against Roddick, you are ready to win a grand slam,” Nadal said on Saturday.
“I felt that when I went to the French Open for the first time and won.
“So if you win against the top guys in the tournaments you are ready.”
“I am practising well but I don’t have a lot of matches to know exactly how I am.
“But I am okay. I will try my best to be ready for Tuesday. Just try my best every match and expect (to) find my best performance.”
The guy they are both chasing, top-ranked Rafael Nadal, was taking it relatively easy Saturday, having a morning practice session with the other member of the Big Four of men’s tennis, resurgent Andy Murray of Britain.