New York - Former world number one Rafael Nadal is feeling confident about
his chances of competing for a third US Open title when the tournament starts
in New York next week.
"I hope to be ready for it. I have been playing well the last couple of
weeks. I think I'm in better shape than a few months ago," the 29-year old
"But I'm confident that I can play well."
Nadal, who won the US Open in 2010 and 2013 but missed last year's
tournament due to illness and injury, was ousted from Wimbledon in a shock
second round exit but has claimed three titles in 2015 - Hamburg, Stuttgart and
The eighth seed was speaking on the sidelines of a promotional event for a
Tommy Hilfiger underwear campaign the 14-times grand slam tournament winner
stars in on Tuesday.