Rafael Nadal is losing any sleep over his No. 5 seeding at Wimbledon. Instead, the 2-time Wimbledon champion is OK with how everything turned out, even though he’s seeded to face rival Roger Federer in the quarterfinal.
“The rankings say that these kind of things can happen,” Nadal said today. “So I know you are talking about Andy and Roger probably, but I don’t see them before quarterfinals and semifinals. So I have a long way to work before that.
“I am No. 5 in the world today, so the rankings say is a longer discussion. Is the way that the ranking is doing. Is completely fair that I am No. 5. I am No. 5 and David is No. 4. He win his privilege to be No. 4 before me, and that’s it.”
In his first grass match in about a year, Nadal will play Monday against Belgian Steve Darcis in the opening round.
“It’s always a nice feeling [to] play on grass, a surface that I really like to play,” Nadal said. “Without playing a tournament before here always is a little bit tougher, because is easier to adjust your game on the competition because you really play with the real feelings than when you are only practicing.”
Nadal has reached the finals of all nine events he’s played this year. He’s won his last 22 matches including the French Open.
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