Rafael Nadal goes in search of his fourth title of the year in Sunday's Swiss Indoors Basel final, and is relishing the chance to renew his rivalry with Roger Federer.
Nadal and Federer have played out some of tennis' greatest matches, with the 2008 Wimbledon final one which will live long in the minds of tennis fans.
Looking ahead to Sunday's final, Nadal conceded that he would have preferred an easier opponent, but that a clash with Federer is always one to look forward to.
"To be honest, I would like to have an easier competition," Nadal has been quoted as saying by Tennis World.
"But I'm in an era where I'm playing with players like Roger who won more Slams than anyone, with Novak who is one of the best in the history without any doubt, with Andy and many more… we played against each other many times for what we would like to win, it makes the public more involved… I'm excited for it."
Nadal appeared to hurt his knee in his semi-final victory over Richard Gasquet, and the 29-year-old has revealed that he was initially quite concerned by the injury, but that he is hopeful that it won't impact his performance in the final.
"I was a little bit scared. I felt something in the knee that didn't give me problems usually, But I ran a lot after that, I feel good, I'm happy for everything and I hope to be ready [on Sunday]."