I thought I was done, Rafael Nadal reveals his hidden thought

I thought I was done, Rafael Nadal reveals his hidden thought

"It is really incredible".

I have decided my body needs to rest if I am going to be ready to play Wimbledon.

"I am not sure I will meet any player who can do better than me and win the French Open titles a couple of times".

Meanwhile, previous year French Open champion Novak Djokovic slid from No. 2 to No. 4 ranking after getting knocked out in quarterfinals. "If I did it, probably somebody else gonna do it, because I don't consider myself very special", he said. "I think I'm still - I still can not believe it, because it was my dream and now it came true", she told reporters after defeating Simona Halep, who was seeded third in the tournament. Other big names involved include 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro, 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic, who won Queen's in 2012 and reached the final the following year. Nick Kyrgios, Tomas Berdych, and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga are amongst a strong field of players, who have grass court pedigree. It's a surface I really enjoy playing on.

A lengthy injury list - including trouble with his knees, wrist, and back - saw Nadal slip to ninth in the world rankings at the end of past year.

"He's playing the best he's ever played".

"Trust me, this is an happy moment for me because it's great to be the one to set this record".

Djokovic has managed just two tournament victories, at last year's Rogers Cup and the Qatar Open in January, since suffering a shock third-round defeat to Sam Querrey at Wimbledon in 2016.

"I had too many problems on my knee, so I was not able to practise at all". However, it is hard to say if the start-stop strategy that the Swiss is adopting to prolong his career will lead to more Grand Slam success.

I am sad to make this decision because I love Queen's.

"I think today, if you play Rafa, if you're not completely free with what you think and what you're gonna do and not completely relaxed the way you're gonna play, you have no chance".

"If you're not completely free. you don't want him to take the lead and play even more freely", said Wawrinka, who became US Open champion past year.

Murray remains on top with a lead of 2,605 points but while the Scot has 2,500 points to defend during the grass-court season following his triumphs at Queen's and Wimbledon last summer, Nadal has nothing to defend because he was injured at the time.