Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori with a 10-month old wombat called Lola in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge ahead of the Fast4International Exhibition in Sydney. 9 January 2017.
Rafael Nadal: "My real goal is to try to compete for the important things and to compete for the important things I know I have I want to try to beat these guys". (Djokovic and Murray)
"If I am working hard and I have the motivation and passion to keep going, I feel that if I am happy and I can work the way I want to be, I can be."
"It's not easy to come back that quick and it's not enough to say playing six matches in two weeks that I am back to my full fitness moment," said Nadal.
"I feel that Melbourne is an opportunity to play well again and to have positive feelings and then anything can happen if I start to feel good and competitive.
"I love playing in Melbourne. It's an unbelievable event.
"I'm very excited to come back. Last year was a tough year and I just hope to change things this year and play better again." (AFP)
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