11 Jun 2013

Nadal eyes return to number one ranking

1:05 pm on 11 June 2013

Rafael Nadal remains stunned that his eighth French Tennis Open victory has put him back into the race for the year-end No.1 ranking.

The 27-year-old Spaniard underlined his return to full fitness with a straight sets win over fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in Paris, but ironically drops to fifth on the new rankings list, with Ferrer replacing him at number four.

But with just 55 points to defend from now until the end of the season, Nadal is poised to challenge the number one Novak Djokovic, having beaten the Serb in the semi-finals at Roland Garros.

Nadal is back home in Majorca resting up before preparing for Wimbledon, which starts on the 24th of this month in London.