Rafael Nadal currently won his 20th Grand Slam of his career at the Roland Garros. Additionally, this was also his 13th title in Paris. With this, Rafa has equalled Roger Federer’s record of winning 20 titles. But the Spaniard still has his goals for the end of the season and is working for the same.
The 34-year-old is currently at the 2nd spot in the ATP rankings, just behind Novak Djokovic. Additionally, the US Open champion, Dominic Thiem, is in the 3rd position. The Austrian is 725 points behind Nadal in rankings. Hence, the topmost priority for the Spaniard is to secure his place at the second.
Additionally, Rafael Nadal decided to skip the Vienna Open and would be playing in Paris again in the Rolex Paris Masters tournament. Moreover, after Paris, his next stop would be in London, where he will feature in the ATP Finals. Additionally, an essential thing for Nadal is to claim as many points as possible and keep a reasonable distance between himself and the other players just behind him.
“My immediate task is to collect as many points as possible”- Nadal
The “King Of Clay”, as he is famous as is determined enough to win points in the upcoming tournaments, and secure his position at the second spot till the end of the season.
Besides, it will be an opportunity for Nadal to add another title to his bag in Paris. The 20-times Grand Slam winner will look to win the Rolex Paris Masters, and in the absence of Djokovic, Nadal might be the favourite to win here.
Besides, Nadal shared his objectives regarding the end of the year. He said, “My immediate task is to collect as many points as possible. And put as much distance between me and the pack of pursuers before the next season.”
Additionally, the Rolex Paris Masters event started yesterday, and it would be exciting to see how the French Open champion plays it out.