PHOTOS/VIDEO: Rafael Nadal MEDIA DAY at the US Open 2019
"I don’t know. I have to win my matches to have an advantage because I only can meet them (Federer and Djokovic) in the semi-finals," Nadal said.
"I have plenty of work before that to know if I have an advantage or not. So let’s see if I am able to do my work for my side. That’s not an advantage or disadvantage. That’s part of the draw. That’s part of the things that happen when you are No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3. For example, in Wimbledon was the other way. They changed. Now here is the opposite. Let’s see what’s going on."
"I hope to be ready. Last year, honestly, I was not that bad. Of course, my feeling on the knees are better this year than last year. Last year the problem was I played three or four very, very long matches. That’s tough. Then happened in that semi-finals the thing with the knee. I hope to be ready for it. I think I am playing well. I am practicing the right way during these days. Of course, winning in Montreal help. I am ready for the action. Hopefully remain couple of days of good practices. Let’s see if I’m able to make that happen."