Cape Town - Rafa Nadal is still aiming to add another Grand Slam title to
his CV, despite a two-and-a-half year wait since his last major
Nadal hopes 2017 proves to be a more fortunate year with injuries
than last season after the Spaniard spent yet more lengthy spells on the
A troublesome wrist injury sustained at the French Open kept Nadal
out for much of the second half of the campaign and saw him drop down
the world rankings to ninth.
But the 30-year-old’s coach and uncle, Toni Nadal, says the 14-time
Grand Slam winner is eyeing his first major title since the 2014 French
Open in the New Year.
“We have not been playing for much time and it affected us a lot,” he said, as quoted by Tennis World website.
“Now a new season starts and we have to earn points straightaway. Rafael's ultimate goal is to win a Grand Slam title.”
In the absence of the sidelined Nadal and Roger Federer, Novak
Djokovic and Andy Murray participated in a straight shoot-out for the
world No 1 spot, with the latter moving to the top of the rankings
“Andy had an unbelievable last part of the year, while we noticed the pressure that Novak went through," Nadal added.
“Both players played very well and hopefully we will be with them. We will see.”