Rafael Nadal has had a special career which has been punctuated by two great rivals in Federer and Djokovic which is why Nadal claims that he would be World No 1 in another era. Nadal has already started his preparations for the clay court season and will have his eyes on the French Open this year.
“I’m playing enough well to fight for everything I think. I have good hopes that I am going to be ready for Monte-Carlo. Always when I am playing that well, on clay always helps a little bit more for me. I need to work hard to be ready for that.”
“If I am ready for that, I think I am very excited about playing back on clay again,” Tennis World USA quoted Nadal as saying.
“There are good parts of playing in the same era with such good players and there are bad parts too. We had some very tough years in terms of competition. I was World No. 2 with many points, and in other eras I could have definitely been No. 1.”
“That’s the bad thing. The good thing is that I had two very special rivalries with Federer and Djokovic. I feel very lucky for it, we enjoyed and there was also an interest beyond tennis,” Nadal said.
As soon as the interview was over , “Nadal claims that he would be World No 1 in another era” started trending on Twitter. Nadal also answered questions regarding his fitness for the upcoming clay court season.
“I am aware that I have been travelling over the World for 15 years and that the calendar is complicated. But I am happy doing what I do. If the body helps me to continue and my tennis level keeps being good to compete for what I like to, hopefully I can be here for a few more years.”