Rafael Nadal has said that he does not believe he is one of the top contenders for the Australian Open title this season.

This is nothing new from Nadal though. He has made such sort of statements before, ahead of many tournaments. He does so perhaps because he does not want to be under pressure by declaring himself the hot favourite. He wants to play as an underdog.

Well, Nadal can never really be an underdog in a tournament given how great a player he has been over the last decade, but, still, he likes it when people don’t expect him to win a particular tournament. He is one of those guys who want to stay away from the spotlight. He feels slightly easy playing in his own space. ...continue reading Rafael Nadal dont belive him as Top Contender for Australian Open