Rafael Nadal: 'I prefer to be No. 1 than 2'

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Rafael Nadal: 'I prefer to be No. 1 than 2'

During his career Rafael Nadal said multiple times that holding the No. 1 rankings position is not a priority for him anymore. Nadal, who will overcome Novak Djokovic on Monday November 4, said: "Sometimes when you are No.

1, for example, I know I going to be No. 1. It's always not that you win this point and you are No. 1. So that makes a big difference. For me, the first time that I have been No. 1 in my tennis career was 2008 for me. It was something that was really important because for four years, almost, I have been there being No.

2 and playing great tennis. So, for me, something that I wanted to be. Then of course to finish, like, end No. 1 for me is more important than just be No. 1. So let's see. Let's see what's going on. My feelings are not -- I sleep the same well when I am No.

1 and No. 2. Of course I prefer to be No. 1. But as I said, I'm super happy with my season. Have been a tough beginning of the season. Then I was able to find a way to be back playing at very high level of tennis and be in the situation that I am today.

Think about it before Monte-Carlo was something -- or after Monte-Carlo was something very difficult to imagine. So I'm very proud about the year that I am having and is the moment to keep pushing a little bit until then and enjoy the last three events of the season. The season is done and remain to make something special here and London, and I going to try to make that happen."