The Spaniard, winner of 11 grand slam titles including seven French Opens, has recently returned from a long-term knee problem - followed by illness - and won two titles including the prestigious Indian Wells Masters in
Mavuba has been absent since 15
"There is a sportsman I really like, Nadal. I have kept an eye on how his return is going.
"Seeing what he went through, there is no reason why I cannot get back to my best. That certainly inspires me."