Madrid: Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal, who pulled out of the US Open due to injury, said on Friday that his sole focus now was on getting back to full fitness again and not worrying about his world ranking.
The world number three on Wednesday withdrew from the US Open, the final Grand Slam of the season, which starts in New York on August 27, because of his continuing battle with knee tendinitis.
"Now I'm not bothered if I'm third or fourth in the ATP. The most important thing is to be physically fit," said Nadal. "I've missed too many important tournaments to continue taking risks. I'll return when my knee is better.