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Rome , Italy. Tennis Masters Cup , Shanghai, China. Indian Wells , United States. Wimbledon , London, England.
Barcelona , Spain. London , England. Toronto , Canada. Summer Olympics , Beijing, China. Australian Open , Melbourne, Australia. Madrid , Spain. US Open , New York, United States.
ATP World Tour Finals , London, England. Tokyo , Japan. Acapulco , Mexico. Cincinnati , United States. Shanghai , China. Paris , France. French Open , Paris, France.
Olivier Rochus. Stuttgart , Germany. Olivier Mutis. Palermo , Italy. Igor Andreev. Valencia , Spain. Fernando Verdasco .
Pablo Cuevas. Rome Masters , Italy. Hamburg Masters , Germany. Potito Starace. Thomaz Bellucci. Nicolas Devilder.
Jarkko Nieminen. Novak Djokovic 2. Roger Federer 2. Queen's , United Kingdom. Novak Djokovic 3. Wimbledon Championships , United Kingdom.
Andreas Beck. Andy Murray 2. Roger Federer 3. Rogers Cup Toronto , Canada. Jesse Levine. Andy Murray 3. Nicolas Kiefer 2. Florent Serra. Benoit Paire.
Robin Haase. Nikoloz Basilashvili. Pablo Carreno Busta. Davis Cup , Valencia, Spain. Philipp Kohlschreiber. Monte Carlo Masters , Monaco.
Aljaz Bedene. Dominic Thiem 2. Roberto Carballes Baena. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez. Martin Klizan. Madrid Masters , Spain. Valencia Open. Xavier Malisse.
Barcelona Open. Gilles Müller. Guillermo Coria 2. French Open. Lars Burgsmüller. Xavier Malisse 2. Richard Gasquet 2. David Ferrer 3. Swedish Open.
Juan Carlos Ferrero 2. Stuttgart Open. Hugo Armando. Daniele Bracciali. Andreas Seppi. Jean-Rene Lisnard. Kristof Vliegen. Guillermo Coria 3.
Jarkko Nieminen 2. Tommy Robredo 2. Kevin Kim. Paul-Henri Mathieu. Roger Federer 4. Andreas Seppi 2. Filippo Volandri 2. Juan Ignacio Chela. Kristof Vliegen 2.
Roger Federer 5. Kristof Vliegen 3. David Ferrer 2. Daniele Bracciali 2. Mikhail Youzhny 2. Oscar Hernandez.
Lleyton Hewitt 2. Czech Republic. Great Britain. Thiemo de Bakker. Michael Berrer. Mikhail Kukushkin. Marinko Matosevic.
Orange Prokom Open. Brasil Open. Mexico Open. Defeated Guillermo Coria. Defeated Juan Carlos Ferrero. Defeated Mariano Puerta.
Defeated Tomas Berdych. Defeated Roger Federer. Defeated Tommy Robredo. Lost to Roger Federer. Defeated Stan Wawrinka. Defeated David Ferrer. United Kingdom.
Defeated Novak Djokovic. Nadal went on to beat Stan Wawrinka in straight sets and win a record tenth French Open title. This marked his first Grand Slam title since , ending his three-year drought in Grand Slams.
Nadal also climbed to second on the all-time Grand Slam titles list , with 15 grand slam championships, putting him one ahead of Pete Sampras. Nadal lost in the round of 16 at Wimbledon , 13—15 in the fifth set, to Gilles Müller.
He won his first match against Coric in straight sets but fell in the Round of 16 to Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov.
By 21 August, he retook the ATP No. Nadal earned his third US Open title against first-time Grand Slam finalist Kevin Anderson , winning the final in straight sets.
This marked the first time that Nadal had captured two Grand Slam tournaments in a year since , and the second time since Nadal extended his winning streak by winning the China Open , winning the final against Nick Kyrgios in straight sets.
After defeating Hyeon Chung in the second round of the Paris Masters Nadal secured the year-end No. He became year-end No. By securing the year-end no.
Nadal began his season at the Kooyong Classic , where he lost to Richard Gasquet in the first round. At the Australian Open , Nadal recorded straight-sets wins in the first three rounds, before notching a tougher four-set win against Diego Schwartzman in the fourth round.
On 16 February, Nadal dropped to the No. Nadal withdrew from the Mexican Open , Indian Wells Masters , and Miami Open due to an injury.
Despite his absence in Miami, he regained the No. After recovering from injury, Nadal helped secure the Spanish Davis Cup team a victory over Germany in the quarterfinal of the World Group.
He beat Philipp Kohlschreiber and Alexander Zverev in straight sets. At the Monte Carlo Masters , Nadal successfully defended his title and won a record-breaking 31st Masters title, thus becoming the player with the most Masters titles in tennis history.
It also marked his 11th title in Monte Carlo, as well as the 76th title in his career. Because he defended the points won the previous year, he kept his No.
Nadal went on to win his 11th title in Barcelona , defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets, becoming the first player in the open era to win matches on both clay and hard.
It also marked his 14th consecutive season with at least one ATP title. Fresh after achieving the 'Undecima' at Monte Carlo and Barcelona, Nadal had to defend yet another title at Madrid.
He reached the quarterfinals, defeating Gael Monfils and Diego Schwartzman in straight sets, to extend his record to 50 consecutive sets won on clay, starting from the French Open.
His win over Schwartzman broke John McEnroe 's record of 49 straight sets won on a single surface. In a surprise, Nadal lost in straight sets to Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals, ending his match and record set winning streaks on clay.
He also relinquished his world No. At the Rome Masters , Nadal captured his 8th title in the Italian capital as well as his 78th career title, defeating Alexander Zverev in three sets, thus overtaking John McEnroe in the fourth place on the list of most titles won in the Open Era.
With his victory in Rome, Nadal also regained the No. Then at the French Open , Nadal won his 17th Grand Slam title. This tied Margaret Court 's record for singles titles at a Grand Slam event Court won 11 Australian Opens, but seven came when it was the Australian Championships, an amateur event.
En route to the title, Nadal dropped only one set, beating Dominic Thiem in the final in three sets. Going into Wimbledon , Nadal was ranked world number one, but was seeded second due to Wimbledon's seeding algorithm.
He made it to the quarterfinals without dropping set. In the semifinals he faced long-time rival Novak Djokovic , who was aiming to reach his first major final since the US Open.
This match lasted 5 hours and 17 minutes, spread over two days, becoming the second-longest Wimbledon semifinal in history, second only to the match between Kevin Anderson and John Isner held earlier on the same day.
Djokovic defeated Nadal in five sets with the fifth set being 10—8. Despite this, Nadal achieved his best results at Wimbledon since This performance, combined with Roger Federer 's unsuccessful title defense, ensured that Nadal retained the world number one ranking after the grass season.
He then won the Rogers Cup , a record-extending 33rd Masters title. He then withdrew from the Cincinnati Masters to prepare for the US Open.
Nadal was the top seed during his title defense at the US Open. He first faced David Ferrer in Ferrer's last Grand Slam match, who retired due to injury during the second set.
In his semi-final matchup against Juan Martin del Potro , Nadal retired after losing the second set 6—2 due to knee pain.
On 31 October, he announced his withdrawal from the Paris Masters due to an abdominal injury and as a result Novak Djokovic replaced him as world No.
Nadal was due to start his season at the Brisbane International , but withdrew shortly before his first match due to an injury. This was the first time that Nadal had advanced to an Australian Open final without losing a set; he had also lost only two service games during this run, both in his first-round match against Duckworth.
Nadal lost the final in straight sets to Novak Djokovic , winning only eight games for the match and marking Nadal's first straight-sets loss in a Grand Slam final.
Nadal next played at the Mexico Open , where he reached the second round, losing to Nick Kyrgios in three sets despite having three match points in the third set.
Nadal began the clay season at the Monte Carlo Masters , reaching the semifinal, where he was defeated by eventual champion Fabio Fognini in straight sets.
In Madrid , he had a bye in the first round and defeated Felix Auger-Aliassime , Frances Tiafoe and Stan Wawrinka , leading to his third clay-court semifinal of the year.
He faced Stefanos Tsitsipas in the semifinal, where he lost in three sets. In a rematch of the previous year's final against Thiem, Nadal prevailed in four sets to claim his record-extending twelfth French Open title.
Nadal next played at the Wimbledon Championships and, like the previous year, reached the semifinals, where he faced Federer at Wimbledon for the first time since the Wimbledon final , a match regarded by some as the greatest in the history of tennis.
Nadal lost the semifinal in four sets. By defeating Fabio Fognini in the quarterfinals, he took over the record for the highest number of Masters match wins of any active player, surpassing Roger Federer's previous record of victories.
This victory marked the first time he achieved a title defence on a surface other than clay. In doing so, Nadal claimed his fourth US Open title and 19th Grand Slam title placing him only one behind Roger Federer in overall standings , won his first five-set Grand Slam final since the Australian Open final, and completed his second-best season in terms of Grand Slam singles results.
At the ATP Finals , Nadal played in the Andre Agassi group and defeated Tsitsipas and Medvedev in the round-robin stage, but it was not enough to progress to the semifinals.
This was Nadal's fifth time as the year-end no. At the Davis Cup Finals , Nadal helped Spain win its sixth Davis Cup title. Nadal won all eight of his matches in singles and doubles, extending his winning streak in Davis Cup singles matches to 29 29—1 record overall without dropping a set or losing a game on serve;    he also won the tournament's most valuable player award.
Nadal began his season by playing at the inaugural ATP Cup and helped Spain reach the final where they lost to Serbia, with Nadal losing to Djokovic in straight sets.
In the fourth round, he defeated Nick Kyrgios in four sets and reached the quarterfinals where he lost to Dominic Thiem in four sets.
Nadal lost in the quarter-final of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia after Diego Schwartzman beat him in straight sets. Nadal won his 13th French Open title, beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the tournament 's final, only losing seven games.
In doing so, he won his 20th Grand Slam title, equalling Roger Federer's record as the man with the most number of Grand Slam titles.
His straight-sets victory over Djokovic marked also the 4th time that he won a Grand Slam without losing a set, all at the French Open doing it also in , and On 9 November , Nadal officially passed Jimmy Connors for the most consecutive weeks in the Top 10 on the FedEx ATP Rankings as he has now spent a total of consecutive weeks among the tennis elite.
At the ATP Finals , Nadal played in the London group. He defeated Rublev and defending champion Tsitsipas progressing to the semifinals and securing ending the year as no.
Roger Federer and Nadal have been playing each other since , and their rivalry is a significant part of both men's careers.
They are the only pair of men to have ever finished four consecutive calendar years at the top. They have played 40 times.
Nadal leads 24—16 overall and 10—4 in Grand Slam tournaments. Nadal has a winning record on clay 14—2 and outdoor hard courts 8—6 , while Federer leads the indoor hard courts 5—1 and grass 3—1.
As tournament seedings are based on rankings, 24 of their matches have been in tournament finals, including an all-time record nine Grand Slam tournament finals.
Four of these matches were five-set matches and Wimbledon, and Australian Open , and the Wimbledon final has been lauded as the greatest match ever by many long-time tennis analysts.
Novak Djokovic and Nadal have met 56 times more than any other pair in the Open Era and Nadal leads 10—6 at the Grand Slams and trails 27—29 overall.
In the Wimbledon final, Djokovic won in four sets for his first Grand Slam final victory over Nadal. In , Djokovic defeated Nadal in the Australian Open final for a third consecutive Grand Slam final win over Nadal.
This is the longest Grand Slam tournament final in Open era history at 5 hours, 53 minutes. In August , Nadal won in Montreal, denying Djokovic his fourth Rogers Cup title.
Nadal defeated Djokovic in the French Open final. Djokovic then won seven consecutive meetings including a win in straight sets in the quarterfinals of the French Open which ended Nadal's match win streak at Stade Roland-Garros and an opportunity for a sixth consecutive title, with Djokovic becoming only the second player after Robin Söderling to defeat Nadal at the event.
Nadal easily defeated Djokovic in the Madrid Open semifinals 6—2, 6—4 , his first victory against the Serb since the French Open.
When they next met Nadal beat Djokovic again, this time on clay in the Rome semifinals. They then met in the Wimbledon semifinals, where Djokovic finally emerged victorious after a battle lasting over five hours that was spread over two days and went to 10—8 in the fifth set.
Then in the Australian Open final, Djokovic easily won in straight sets, marking Nadal's first straight-sets loss in a Grand Slam final.
But in the Rome Masters final, it was Nadal who defeated the Serbian in three sets, and also featured the first time either of them Nadal got a 6—0 win in a set.
In the final of the postponed French Open, Nadal easily defeated Djokovic in straight sets including a second 6—0 for his record-tying 20th Grand Slam Championship.
Nadal and Andy Murray have met on 24 occasions since , with Nadal leading 17—7. Nadal leads 7—2 on clay, 3—0 on grass, and 7—5 on hard courts including 4—4 on outdoor courts, but Nadal leads 3—1 on indoor hard courts , but trails 1—3 in finals.
The pair once met regularly at Grand Slam level, with nine out of their 23 meetings coming in Grand Slams, with Nadal leading 7—2 3—0 at Wimbledon , 2—0 at the French Open, 1—1 at the Australian Open, and 1—1 at the US Open.
Nadal defeated Murray in three consecutive Grand Slam semifinals in from the French Open to the US Open.
They have never met in a Grand Slam final, but Murray leads 3—1 in ATP finals, with Nadal winning at Indian Wells in  and Murray winning in Rotterdam the same year,  Tokyo  in , and Madrid in Nadal and Stan Wawrinka have met 20 times, with Nadal leading 17—3 Although this rivalry has less significance than rivalries with the other members of the Big Four, the pair have met in several prestigious tournaments.
The rivalry saw Nadal winning the first 12 encounters, all in straight sets, including 2 finals, one of which is a Masters final at Madrid in However, since Wawrinka's breakthrough season in the pair has won an almost equal number of matches against each other 3—4 from onward.
It was also the only match between the pair not resulting in a straight set win for either player.
Nadal won their second Grand Slam final, at the French Open. Nadal and compatriot David Ferrer met a total of 32 times, with the total record ending 26—6 Nadal and Ferrer had met in several prestigious tournaments and important matches.
Ferrer won their first meeting in in Stuttgart in 3 sets, but Nadal went on to win the next four until Ferrer defeated him in the 4th round of the US Open.
The pair met in their first tournament final in , in Barcelona, where Nadal won in three sets. They met a year later again in the Barcelona final, with Nadal taking the title in straight sets.
In , the pair met in their first Masters final in Rome, where Nadal won in straight sets. Ferrer, however, would get his revenge in the Australian Open quarterfinal, defeating Nadal in straight sets for the first time in a grand slam.
Their biggest meeting, came in the French Open final. Ferrer was in his first major final, whereas Nadal was aiming for his 8th title at Roland Garros, and 13th overall.
It was a straightforward victory for Nadal, 6—3, 6—2, 6—3. Between that meeting and , Ferrer and Nadal would go on to play 6 more matches, with Nadal winning 4 of the 6.
In , Ferrer announced that the US Open would be his last Grand Slam tournament, and he would retire the next year in the clay court season in Spain.
Nadal and Ferrer had their first meeting since in the first round in the US Open. Ferrer's final grand slam match, however, ended in injury as he was forced to retire in the 2nd set against Nadal.
Yet, in his second to last tournament in Barcelona, he would have one more meeting with Nadal. Although it was a straight sets victory it was a close match until the end, with the resilient Ferrer fighting until the last point.
The overall score was 6—3, 6—3 in the final match between the two before Ferrer's retirement at the Madrid Open.
Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro have met 17 times, with Nadal leading 11—6 Outside the Big 4, no active player has more wins against Nadal than Del Potro.
The two have met in many prestigious tournaments, including at 3 of the 4 grand slams. Nadal won their first four meetings between and , however Del Potro went on to win the next three, including a straight sets victory at the US Open SF he later went on to win the tournament after defeating Roger Federer in the final.
Their next major meeting came during the Davis Cup final. Nadal went on to beat Del Potro in 4 sets to claim the Davis Cup for Spain, their fourth since Nadal in also denied Del Potro his first Masters title, with a victory in 3 sets at the Indian Wells Masters.
However, Del Potro got his revenge, and had one of his most important victories against Nadal in the SF of the Summer Olympics , beating him in three close sets culminating with a tie break.
Del Potro went on to claim the silver medal. After a long span of injuries with both players, the pair met in a Grand Slam for the first time since the R16 at Wimbledon in at the US Open.
Del Potro, facing Nadal after a victory in 4 sets against Federer, made it to the SF of a Grand Slam for the first time since However, the Spaniard got the better of him in that encounter, beating Del Potro in 4 sets.
The pair then met in 3 of the 4 grand slam events in , including a memorable match at the Wimbledon QF. The match went on for close to 5 hours, with Nadal coming out on top, 7—5, 6—7, 4—6, 6—4, 6—4.
The pair had another meeting at the US Open , during which Nadal was forced to retire against Del Potro in the SF. Del Potro then went on to his first grand slam final since his victory in the US Open.
He ended up losing in the final in straight sets to Novak Djokovic. Nadal and Tomas Berdych met a total of 24 times, with Nadal leading 20—4 Although this rivalry is lopsided mostly in favor of Nadal, the two had some incredible matches in many prestigious tournaments.
The pair met at 2 of the 4 grand slams, with 3 meetings at the Australian Open and 2 at Wimbledon, including the final. Nadal won the match in 3 sets, in what was only his 8th title on the tour.
Nadal and Berdych met a few more times in —06, all in Masters tournaments. Out of their 4 matches, Berdych was able to win in 3, in Canada, Madrid, and Cincinnati.
Their first meeting in a Grand Slam came at Wimbledon in They met in the QF, where Nadal defeated Berdych in straight sets. Their next significant meeting was in the opening round of the Davis Cup Final , where Nadal again defeated Berdych in straight sets.
Spain went on to win the Davis Cup that year. Their next meeting in a final came at a Grand Slam, in Wimbledon. Nadal had reached his 4th Wimbledon final, in an attempt to win his second title.
Berdych had reached his first Grand Slam final, defeating Roger Federer in 4 sets in the quarterfinal and Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the SF.
However the Spaniard was too good for the Czech in the final, and Nadal won in straight sets to take his 8th Grand Slam title.
Their next meeting in a Grand Slam came only two years later in the Australian Open quarterfinal, where Nadal won in 4 tight sets. Nadal would later go on to lose the final to Djokovic in 5 sets.
After multiple meetings from to , all of which were won by Nadal, the pair met again at the Australian Open quarterfinal. Here, after 18 straight losses over 9 years, Berdych was able to claim a win over Nadal, and his only in a Grand Slam against the Spaniard.
Berdych won the match in straight sets, including a bagel 6—0 in the second. The two met later in in Madrid, where Nadal won in straight sets.
After a long gap of 4 years, Nadal and Berdych's last encounter was at the Australian Open R After both players had prematurely ended their seasons with injuries, both had been playing very well in the season up to that point, with Berdych reaching the final in Doha.
However, like many of their meetings, Nadal dominated the Czech and beat him in straight sets. Berdych retired at the end of the season.
Nadal stands alone in the Open Era as the player with the most clay court titles 60 , and holds an all-time record of 13 French Opens, 11 Monte-Carlo Masters and 11 Barcelona titles.
He also stands alone with the longest single surface win streak in matches clay courts, 81 and in sets clay courts, 50 in the history of the Open Era.
Due to these achievements, many have called Nadal "The King of Clay", [a] and he is widely regarded as the greatest clay-court player in history.
The former tennis player Andre Agassi picked Nadal as the greatest of all time because of the way the Spaniard "had to deal with Federer, Djokovic, Murray in the golden age of tennis".
Nadal is, along with Wilander , one of two male tennis players to win at least two Grand Slams on three different surfaces hard, grass and clay.
Nadal is also, along with Agassi , one of two male tennis players to win the Olympic Gold in singles and the four Grand Slams in his career, a feat known as Career Golden Slam.
In , Nadal became the only male tennis player to win Grand Slams on three different surfaces clay, grass and hard courts the same calendar year. Nadal holds the record for most consecutive years winning a Grand Slam — , as well as the record for most outdoor titles Nadal's playing style and personality can be summarised by Jimmy Connors : "He's built out of a mold that I think I came from also, that you walk out there, you give everything you have from the first point to the end no matter what the score.
And you're willing to lay it all out on the line and you're not afraid to let the people see that. Nadal generally plays an aggressive, behind-the- baseline game founded on heavy topspin groundstrokes, consistency, speedy footwork and tenacious court coverage, thus making him an aggressive counterpuncher.
He also plays very fine dropshots, which work especially well because his heavy topspin often forces opponents to the back of the court.
Nadal employs a semi-western grip forehand, often with a "lasso-whip" follow-through, where his left arm hits through the ball and finishes above his left shoulder — as opposed to a more traditional finish across the body or around his opposite shoulder.
San Francisco tennis researcher John Yandell used a high-speed video camera and special software to count the average number of revolutions of a tennis ball hit full force by Nadal.
Yandell concluded:. The first guys we did were Sampras and Agassi. They were hitting forehands that in general were spinning about 1, to 1, revolutions per minute.
Federer is hitting with an amazing amount of spin, too, right? Well, we measured one forehand Nadal hit at 4, His average was 3, While Nadal's shots tend to land short of the baseline, the characteristically high bounces his forehands achieve tend to mitigate the advantage an opponent would normally gain from capitalizing on a short ball.
Nadal's serve was initially considered a weak point in his game, although his improvements in both first-serve points won and break points saved since have allowed him to consistently compete for and win major titles on faster surfaces.
Nadal relies on the consistency of his serve to gain a strategic advantage in points, rather than going for service winners.
Before the U. Open, Nadal modified his service grip to a more continental one. Nadal is a clay court specialist in the sense that he has been extremely successful on that surface.
He has won 13 times at the French Open, 11 times at Monte Carlo and Barcelona, and nine at Rome. However, Nadal has shed that label owing to his success on other surfaces, including holding simultaneous Grand Slam tournament titles on grass, hard courts, and clay on two separate occasions, winning ten Masters series titles on hard court, and winning the Olympic gold medal on hardcourt.
Despite praise for Nadal's talent and skill, in the past, some had questioned his longevity in the sport, citing his build and playing style as conducive to injury.
Nadal has had several coaches throughout his career. Toni Nadal coached him from to Nadal has been sponsored by Kia Motors since He has appeared in advertising campaigns for Kia as a global ambassador for the company.
In May , Kia released a claymation viral ad featuring Nadal in a tennis match with an alien. Nike serves as Nadal's clothing and shoe sponsor.
Nike encouraged Nadal to update his look in order to reflect his new status as the sport's top player at that time  and associate Nadal with a style that, while less distinctive than his "pirate" look, would be more widely emulated by consumers.
Nadal's new, more conventional style carried over to the Australian Open , where he was outfitted with Nike's Bold Crew Men's Tee  and Nadal Long Check Shorts.
He became the face of Lanvin's L'Homme Sport cologne in April As of the season [update] , Nadal's racquets are painted to resemble the new Babolat AeroPro Drive with Cortex GT racquet in order to market a current model which Babolat sells.
He used Duralast 15L strings until the season, when he switched to Babolat's new, black-colored, RPM Blast string.
In , luxury watchmaker Richard Mille announced that he had developed an ultra-light wristwatch in collaboration with Nadal called the Richard Mille RM Tourbillon watch.
In June , Nadal joined the group of sports endorsers of the PokerStars online poker cardroom. In April , the centre court of the Barcelona Open was named Pista Rafa Nadal.
In February , Rafael Nadal was featured in the music video of Shakira 's " Gypsy ". In explaining why she chose Nadal for the video, Shakira was quoted as saying in an interview with the Latin American Herald Tribune : "I thought that maybe I needed someone I could in some way identify with.
And Rafael Nadal is a person who has been totally committed to his career since he was very young.
Since he was 17, I believe. Nadal owns and trains at the Rafa Nadal Sports Centre 40, square meters in his hometown of Manacor, Mallorca.
The centre houses the Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy, where the American International School of Mallorca is located. The facility has 26 tennis courts among its sporting areas.
Nadal took part in Thailand's "A Million Trees for the King" project, planting a tree in honour of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on a visit to Hua Hin during his Thailand Open I want to congratulate the Thai people and congratulate the King for this unbelievable day.
I wish all the best for this idea. It's very, very nice. The foundation will focus on social work and development aid particularly on childhood and youth.
The truth is we live great here I can contribute something with my image Djokovic is 1st player to be ranked outside Top 20 then No. Djokovic was as low as No.
Djokovic lost his top ranking to Andy Murray at the Paris Masters two years ago. As he then struggled to come back from a lingering elbow injury, the year-old Serb's ranking plummeted to No.
But Djokovic has completely turned his form around, winning four of the last five tournaments he has entered, including Wimbledon, the US Open and most recently the Shanghai Masters.
The time Grand Slam champion's brilliant comeback makes him the first player to reach No. Djokovic faces Damir Dzumhur in the third round, the first time they have played each other.
For Nadal, it is the second straight year he has withdrawn from the Paris indoor tournament and he is not sure if he will play at the season-ending ATP Finals in London, starting Nov.
I just go day by day," the time Grand Slam champion said. Something that I was not able to do this year, playing only nine events and retiring in two.
Nadal has dealt with off-and-on knee problems for years and the year-old Spaniard prefers to be cautious. At the U. Open, he retired during his match against Juan Martin del Potro.
He then skipped the Asia swing to recover, missing tournaments in Beijing and Shanghai. Like everyone else in tennis, Nadal had shut down his season in March, and opted to skip a trip to New York for the U.
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