Rafael Nadal, who returns to competitors in Cincinnati on Monday a month after his harm at Wimbledon, wants to regain his bodily type within the United States, greater than the place of world No.
Nadal, 36, has not performed since July 8 and an stomach tear that prevented him from enjoying his semi-final in opposition to Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon.
His return to Cincinnati (August 14-21), two weeks earlier than the US Open, might additionally lead to a return to the highest. Because if Nadal wins the event and if Daniil Medvedev, present world primary, fails earlier than the quarter-finals, the Spaniard will discover himself for the primary time since January 2020 on the high of the world hierarchy.
But if being “number 1 is good (…) staying healthy is the most important thing”, mentioned Sunday the one who wants to find a way to “end the season where I want to play”.
“If that happens (to become No. 1 again, editor’s note) because I play very well, then that would mean a lot of things,” he however admitted.
The Spaniard with 22 Grand Slam titles additionally admitted he nonetheless felt ache from his London harm when serving.
“We can’t expect to play at an incredible level immediately,” he mentioned.