Rafael Nadal is one of the most famous players for his football on the tennis court. Along with the competition of other competitors such as Federer or Djokovic, his No.1 position in the world will be very difficult for him. In this article, we will find out the reason why Nadal has difficulty in the way to conquer the number 1 position in the world.
THE TOURNAMENT WAS CANCELED ONE AFTER ANOTHER
Rafael Nadal narrowly closed the 370-point gap with Novak Djokovic, when the ATP 1000 Madrid Open was canceled. The Madrid Open was revealed by Marca on August 3. Today, the organizers will confirm the cancellation of the award because of the complicated developments of the pandemic. Initially, the Madrid Open is scheduled to take place from September 12 to September 20. Since last month, he has confirmed that he will be in Madrid. This is the only tournament in this European clay season this year where the Spanish player can earn extra points. Last season, he only reached the semi-finals. If he wins this year, “King of Clay” can earn 640 additional ATP points. At Rome Masters and Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal is both champions.
The best chance for him to earn extra points this season is at the Western & Southern Open. He did not attend the ATP 1000 hard court last year and has a chance of taking 1000 points if he wins this year. Rafael Nadal and Djokovic are on the list of awards that the organizers announced a few days ago. At the Cincinnati tournament last year, Djokovic reached the semi-finals and lost to Daniil Medvedev, who then won.
SCORE PARAMETERS TO RAFAEL NADAL GET NO.1 POSITION
Western & Southern Expansion is scheduled to take place from August 22-28. This year, due to the pandemic, the tournament was held at the Flushing Meadows stadium complex in New York. This is also the venue for the US Open – the Grand Slam tournament started on August 31. This helps Rafael Nadal to limit movement and focus on both important hard courts.
As many tournaments in 2020 were canceled because of Covid-19, ATP changed the way the ranking points were calculated. This system takes players’ 22-month achievements, from March 2019 to December 2020, but each person’s scores are counted on the best performance in 18 tournaments. In particular, if a tournament is held twice during the 22-month period above, the player will get a better performance to be counted towards the scoreboard. The old scoring method, based on the performance of the previous 52 weeks, will be re-applied by ATP if the tennis is going on normal, uninterruptedly in 2021.
One of the equally important reasons why it would be difficult for Rafael Nadal to take the number 1 spot in the world is his health warnings through his personal doctor. The risk of the talented tennis player injury will affect his performance and force him to give up his playing career early and at any time. However, with his talent and efforts over the years, in tennis, he has a number 1 position in the hearts of fans.