Rafael Nadal says he is ready to be aggressive as he looks to find a way past Stanislas Wawrinka in the French Open final.
The 31-year-old is attempting to become the first player to win a Grand Slam on 10 occasions in the open era in Sunday’s showpiece.
However, he must find a way past three-time Grand Slam champion Wawrinka who hit 87 winners to beat world number one Andy Murray in the semi-finals.
Nadal understands the threat Wawrinka poses to his incredible record on clay and insists he will go out to take control as early as possible.
"It's true that when he hits hard, he hits really hard. Stopping him can be difficult," said Nadal.
"I know he's dangerous when he plays aggressively, so I need to limit his possibilities.
"I will play very aggressively, and I don't want him to take control - easy to say, but it may not be that easy to do."