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Rafael Nadal Ignores Negative Press To Follow Behind Roger Federer And Novak Djokovic

By Rick Vandermeer | November 25, 2015 03:30 AM EST

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Rafael Nadal is stepping up his game to show the world that he is ready for a comeback, but he is still flailing in the games against top players like Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. While some media publications have been encouraging the former world number 1's efforts to come back, the others have been more critical.

But it is getting more and more apparent that Rafael Nadal will ignore any kinds of comments to focus on his rankings and his performance next season.

Telegraph commended Rafa's efforts in getting to the semifinal against Novak Djokovic. The reporter called his determination "superhuman competitive drive". But the Spaniard did fall to the current world number one, who took him out to proceed to APT final.

According to New York Times, Rafael Nadal is keeping a positive view on things. The article reports that "he also rejected the idea that 2015 was a lost season. Rafael Nadal's improving form on his least favorite surface - indoor hardcourts - at a time of year when he has often hobbled to the finish line is a building block for better things to come."

Rafa said, "If I am able to play well here, I think that's great news, because that can be a good chance to start next year again with positive feelings."

In fact Rafael is much happier with his ranking now than he has been for a while. Despite the fact that he is still behind Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal is seeing the silver lining again, able to adjust his game slowly and steadily.

According to NDTV, "Spanish great Rafael Nadal jumped a spot to be fifth, while Britain's Andy Murray leapfrogged Swiss icon Roger Federer for the second position in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday."

If the former world number one continues with this rise, he may be able to secure his position at the top again despite the constant presence from Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.

According to the National, "Rafael Nadal's star is on the rise once again. The "mental" gremlins have started to disappear and he seems to be enjoying himself a lot more on the court."

He said, "The story now is different, no? I'm enjoying on the court. I don't have the nerves I had during the season."

But just a few weeks ago, his ego was destroyed by Roger Federer, who got the sweet revenge that he has always dreamed of. With the win against the Spaniard at Basel, Roger Federer finally topped Rafael Nadal in the history of tennis.

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