Rafa needs a title and a good performance from Medvedev in order to achieve his goal.
It is predicted that Rafael Nadal will become the world’s number one player again in the next rankings.
The American courts are ranked at the top of the ATP rankings and Rafa needs to make sure that he stays ahead of them. Medvedev is at risk of making it out before the quarter finals.
Roger Federer (310) and Novak Djokovic (373) together have spent 209 weeks at the top of the world rankings where Rafael Nadal has spent a total of 209 weeks.