David Goffin starts confidently at the Australian Open. Physically and mentally, everything mustache in the number 7 of the world, as he told Saturday during the traditional Media Day in Melbourne.
“I feel confident. I was never better in the ranking, I have three races in the Hopman Cup. And this week I have been able to train well with Federer, Dimitrov and Alexander Zverev. By the final of the Davis Cup I had a short preparation but everything went well. The most important thing is that I am physically in order to feel, with the knee well. I will be ready for Tuesday.”
Goffin, who opens against a qualifier, is by many observers considered to be an important player to follow. Some see in him a potential candidate for the overall victory. “Maybe, it depends on how many candidates you take into account,” says Goffin. “If there are twenty, then it is clear that I hear. Some of the contenders have so much more extracted than I, such as Roger and Rafa. Others return, such as Djokovic and Wawrinka. I am never more touched than the quarter-finals. I’m going to try as long as possible and hope my best tennis.”
Rafael Nadal loves already charged with the Also, he told Saturday. “Goffin has his chances here. Why not?” set the number 1 in the world. “He is one of the best players in the world. If he is physically in order, he is one of the most complete players. He can compete for the title. He has so much talent and in addition he has now gained a lot of experience in big match.”
Nadal played no official match since his defeat against Goffin at the Masters in London in november. “It is the first time that I have come here without official match in the legs. Last season has taken a long time but I feel refreshed, both physically and mentally. I am very motivated.” Nadal opens his tournament against the Dominikaan Victor Estrella Burgos.