Rafael Nadal will defend 4305 points up to Roland Garros: second round in Acapulco, semifinal in Indian Wells, Montecarlo, Barcelona and Madrid and victory in Rome and Paris. By winning the French Open, the former No.1 in the world would equal Roger Federer's 20 Slams.
Nadal began his 2020 season by playing at the inaugural 2020 ATP Cup and helped Spain reach the final where they lost to Serbia, with Nadal losing to Djokovic in straight sets. Nadal then played at the 2020 Australian Open and won his first three matches in straight sets against Hugo Dellien, Federico Delbonis and Pablo Carreño Busta.
In the fourth round, he defeated Nick Kyrgios in four sets and reached the quarterfinals where he lost to Dominic Thiem in four sets. During an interview in Acapulco, Rafa has admitted that he doesn’t want Novak Djokovic to win more Grand Slam titles than him: “I have a good relationship with Dominic as I also have with Djokovic,” Nadal told reporters in Mexico.
“But the reality is that if you ask me if I prefer Djokovic to have more ‘Grand Slam’ than me, well, I answer no. Therefore, if I have to choose to win one or the other, I choose the other. It is a purely professional issue and I do not hide from saying that because I think if you ask Novak who prefers to win Roland Garros, he’ll tell you Dominic. This is the reality of the competition and it’s not going against anyone or a strange motive”.