World No2, Rafael Nadal has said he will not be thinking about reclaiming his world No 1 ranking from Roger Federer as he is set to return to action at the Mexico Open in Acapulco after suffering injury.
The 31-year-old Spanish ceded his ranking to Roger Federer who became the oldest player to claim the spot when he limped out of the quarterfinals at the Australian Open against Feliciano Lopez.
While a victory this week would not be good enough to overhaul Federer, it would leave Nadal primed to replace the Swiss star at Indian Wells or Miami next month.
Nadal will be playing as the favourite to win in Mexico where he won the 2005 and 2013 Mexico Open
“I play this tournament because I like it and, not because I’m trying to be No 1 in the world,” Nadal said.
“At this point in my career, I’m looking to be happy, and play in the proper weeks, whether No 1 or No 5 in the rankings.” He said.