The clay court Specialist Nadal restored his number one position after returning from a Hip injury as a result of which he had to skip Miami Open recently.
The 31 year old Nadal a very close friend of Roget Federer,36 straight sets in Clay court to beat 36 year old Nishikori in straight sets 6-2,6-2.The first set was not so easy as the score shows.Nishikori had broken the serve of Nadal first to take advantage.But soon after,Nadal broken back to equalize.Later on there was no need for Nadal to look back .He won straight away both sets and regained the number one post over and above Roger Federer.
Now comes the real nightmare for Rafael Nadal.If he has to continue as number one he will have to win The following matches he is to play.
1)Barcelona2)Mardrid,3) French Open,4)At least Quarter final in Rome.
If he the above his total earnings of Points could be somewhere over4680 points at a stretch.
His appearance in Davis cup againstvGermany can also count for future
As on date he had Been in number one spot for 167 weeks.
His withdrawing duecto a hip injury in tge middle had been really an unexpected turning point of his carrier towards loss of ranking.
So if he can win upto quarter final of Rome he can retain the number one ranking for some time to come.
Let us wish him success in every match he plays in future.He has a lot of time left before thinking about retirement.
The Montecarlo Masters proved he is still as good as he was when holding number one ranking.
25thbof April 2018