Jan 17 press roundup

Shake it! (Photo by PAUL CROCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Shake it! (Photo by PAUL CROCK/AFP/Getty Images)

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Murray ready for glory, says Nadal

“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.”

Tennis-Open-Nadal ready for Australian Open challenge

“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.”

Rafa ready – or is he? – for the Australian Open

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.