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Rafael Nadal, the new No.1? It could happen in Montreal as the Spaniard only needs to reach the semifinals at this week’s Coupe Rogers to reclaim the ATP’s top ranking for the first time since July 6, 2014. It’s not something that the 15-time major champion is currently obsessed with, however. Nadal has held the ATP's top ranking for 141 weeks in total.

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“I am still not thinking about that,” said Nadal. “I go day by day and I try my best in every match and we’ll see what is going to happen. It’s something that I really am not thinking much about it, but if it happens for sure it’s welcome.”

Nadal owns a 28-7 lifetime record at Rogers Cup in 11 appearances. He has gone 18-4 at Montreal. Nadal is a three-time champion at Coupe Rogers, and last won the title in 2013 at Montreal.

Top-seeded Nadal will face either Borna Coric or Mikhail Youzhny in his first match at Montreal. He could face Juan Martin del Potro in the third round, No.6-seeded Milos Raonic in the quarterfinals and either No.4-seeded Alexander Zverev, No.8-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or No.16-seeded Nick Kyrgios in the semis. A possible final with No.2-seeded Roger Federer also looms.

“It’s obvious that after all the things that happened to me with injuries – coming back to that spot will be special,” Nadal said.