One of the greatest of have played the game, Rafael Nadal has always been known for his modesty and humility. The aggressive ball player is reserved for the courts while the man off it is a role model for children all around the world. In a recent interview, Rafael Nadal speaks about his future and the ATP rankings.
“Every win is unique. I remember all the wins that I got. The logic thing is that every time there are less and less chances to win more titles, but it doesn’t mean that all my trophies weren’t meaningful”, said Rafa
“I am heading well to Madrid. This is clear, but also last year it was the same and then I hurt my wrist. You have to think with tranquility and humility, knowing that things are going well but that can change quickly. This is the sport.”‘
“Now I will disappear,’ said Nadal, who played ten matches in 11 days between Monte Carlo and Barcelona. ‘I will go to the sea which is one of my passions. I will not touch the ground. I will be calm and enjoy the moment.’ Nadal, who earned 3,735 points this year, admitted how ‘despite I am not 100% sure of if, I almost qualified for the Masters which is always a very important goal. As for the rankings, the short-term goal is to pass Roger Federer and become world no. 4: ‘I know what I have to do, it means winning one of the next two events.”
Nadal also spoke about Djokovic and Murray and their recent struggles.
“They will be at their best level again. If they are world no. 1 and 2, there is a reason. If it won’t happen in the next events, it will be in the following ones, and if it won’t be like this, it will happen after. They will be back more soon than later, unfortunately for me.”
“I think it’s fundamental to change the distribution of ATP Points. I don’t think that this system, 1000, 500, 250, works. It’s a too strict system, closed. Tournaments should be able to change their category if they want and are ready to do it. A tournament without a top ten player cannot be the same than a tournament with at least a top player. Doha, that has a one million dollar prize money, cannot be of the same level of an event that has $500,000 prize money.”