Originally Posted by Towser83
I don't ven think the number one ranking is of any concern to nadal. If he starts winning loads of titles again and it happens, it happens. Similar to Federer where I don't think he was that focused on the top ranking this year til it suddenly looked possible.
To be honest I think if Nadal doesn't return to number one next year, he never will. But who cares if he can still win slams?
I agree just playing is the number one issue, and who cares about the top ranking now, but that's a little bit rude to a nadal fan and one of the best/nicest/fairest posters here..
You're right, you don't need to be #1 to win slams. Nadal is probably a lock for Roland Garros next year, just because he might not be in the top five doesn't mean anybody else can stop him.