Bali News, Madrid - Having failed to keep his championship title in Australia Open 2010, Rafael Nadal’s rank went down from the highest third of the ATP chart. However, it seems like Nadalwas not really bothered with the situation because his real ambition is to win more games at the Grand Slam. Nadal was forced to quit from the first game at the Grand Slam quarter final on Melbourne Park last month when he tried to beat top English player, Andy Murray with the result of 6-3, 7-6, 3-0 and torn his knee’s muscle in the end. His position was later taken by Novak Djokovic who went to the runner up position, while third position is held by Murray.
His coach, Toni Nadal explained that Nadal was fine with the result and the decrease of his rank because his real priority is to win the championship title on the Grand Slam. As cited from the Reuters (9/2/2010), Toni Nadal said, “Surely every person wants to occupy the highest rank in the world. But what a tennis player really wanted is in fact to win the tournament. What we do now is we only facilitate Nadal and focus on his recovery so he can go back to the field and be the Grand Slam champion.” –tan-