Monday, 30 September 2013

Reaching top is ‘tough’: Nadal

BEIJING: Rafael Nadal said it will be “very tough” to seize Novak Djokovic’s crown as the top ranked men’s tennis player, paying tribute to his “unbelievable” opponent at the China Open Sunday.

The world number two can unseat Djokovic from the top spot with a good performance in Beijing, but the Serb will go into the tournament with confidence he can retain the title he won last year. Djokovic is unbeaten in three visits to the China Open, having won it in 2009, 2010 and 2012.