Rafael Nadal revealed that the world number one spot is the last thing on his mind as he prepares for the Montreal Masters this week.
The Spaniard is currently sitting second in the ATP world rankings behind Andy Murray. However, with the Scot's withdrawal from Montreal due to injury, he is set to take top spot.
Not that it's on Nadal's mind…
"I don't even think about that now," quipped the 31-year-old on atpworldtour.com.
"I'm trying to have the right preparation now and that's it. I'm going to keep trying to play the way I did in the first part of the season, so if I'm able to make that happen, I hope to have a chance to do well."
— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) August 3, 2017
Should all hold seed, Nadal is on track to face the big serving Milos Raonic in the quarter-finals. Should he defeat the Canadian in-front of his home crowd, he will be ranked number one. Nadal last topped the rankings in 2014 after his ninth French Open title in Paris.
Also in the draw with Nadal is 18-time grand slam winner Roger Federer, who is on the opposite side of the draw, meaning the old foes could meet in the final.