Rafael Nadal isn’t concerned about dropping in the rankings as he takes time off to recover from knee problems
Rafael Nadal is talking about his unexpected break from the tennis tour due to knee tendinitis.
He missed the Olympics and will not be competing in the upcoming US Open.
The former number one player is now ranked third in the world and is likely to drop even further in the rankings due to his absence.
“Now I’m not bothered if I’m third or fourth in the ATP. The most important thing is to be physically fit,” said Nadal. “I’ve missed too many important tournaments to continue taking risks. I’ll return when my knee is better.
“I’m saddened not to be able to compete in the US Open because it’s a tournament in which I’ve always felt great support but I can’t take risks.”