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Rafael Nadal: Roger Federer can regain World No.1 spot

By Abhimanyu Nagpal    + Follow

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Rafael Nadal: Roger Federer can regain World No.1 spot
Recently crowned US Open champion - Rafael Nadal believes that rival Roger Federer has enough about him to return to the top of the ATP Mountain yet once more in his career.

Despite their fierce rivalry on court Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are known to be good friends off court, so it is no surprise to see the King of Clay lending a helping hand to his ailing friend. Rafa, who won his second US Open title earlier in the month, has said that he believes Federer can return to the top again.

At the moment, the Swiss has slipped down to 5th place on the table and in real danger of missing out on the ATP World Tour Finals in November. However, Nadal has no doubt that Federer has enough in his game to launch a serious comeback.

“Why not? You never know. I do not think that his primary objective is to return to No. 1. That is my impression. His goal is to remain competitive to win tournaments he really fills, rather than being number one or not.”

Earlier in the year Federer had said that rankings are not his priority anymore as Nadal came closer to becoming the World No.1. Rafa, who seems to almost be embarrassed when his own massive achievements on court are praised, did admit that the 'Big 4' had been incredible.

“Of the 34 most recent majors, there has been just one winner outside the rankings top four (Juan Del Potro, US Open, 2009), the rest went to Federer, Djokovic, Murray or me. It means that the current generation has been dominant, regular and of a very high standard.”

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Posted By fredphoesh,   Posted about 212 days and 12 hours ago

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Nadal is so patronising it is sickening. I hate the way he pretends to be humble. I prefer the honesty arrogance of Federer.

Posted By fredphoesh,   Posted about 212 days and 12 hours ago

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Nadal is so patronising it is sickening. I hate the way he pretends to be humble. I prefer the honesty arrogance of Federer.

Posted By sjlindo,   Posted about 212 days and 15 hours ago

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Well said. Excellent show of mutual respect for each other.

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