Tennis: Nadal Unsure Of Reclaiming World Number One Spot
Rafael Nadal could reclaim the world number one spot if he wins the ongoing Wimbledon tournament but the Spaniard is cautious and not habouring such thoughts at least for now.
Though he is through to the Third Round, Nadal believes he has even more reasons to be wary because of a combination of the surface and the quality of the opponent he is meeting in the next round.
“For the moment I’m in the third round,” he said.
“You never know. Grass is a different surface and things change quickly.
“I feel like I’m playing well now, but I have a high-quality opponent now in Karen Khachanov, so I’m not thinking about how far I can go, I’m just happy to win another match at Wimbledon. That means a lot to me.”
After winning his 10th French Open title last month the Spaniard has looked as impressive as he has for many years, but he dismissed comparison with his peak years at Wimbledon.
“In 2010, 2008, I was playing finals in a row here,” he noted.
“2008 was the third in a row and in 2010 was the fourth in a row because I didn't play here in 2009. “That was a different story, but at the same time you never know.
“We are just beginning of tournament. I won two rounds. Happy for that, but doesn't make sense to think about how deep I can go in the draw or not. I’m really not thinking about that now.” Nadal concluded.