4/26/13 11:41 PM | Johan Lindahl
John McEnroe think it's only fair if the French Open were to break with decades of tradition and seed seven-time winner Rafael Nadal at the top of the list instead of the Spaniard's current No. 5 status.
Nadal has won every edition at Roland Garros dating to 2005 - save 2009 when Roger Federer lifted the title.
Paris normally follows the ATP and WTA rankings when deciding on seedings, but Mac thinks the case for an exception could easily be made. Nadal trails Novak Djokovic, Federer, Andy Murray and Spanish compatriot David Ferrer in the rankings. But the king of clay did not earn that reputation for nothing.
If Nadal does not lift his ranking to at least fourth, he could find himself facing any member of the elite in a potential quarter-final, an anticlimactic blow to the tournament.
"Let me put it to you this way: I guarantee you that none of those four guys, as great as they are, want to see him in the quarters,” McEnroe told Tennis.com. “Quite honestly, I would seed him number one. … [I] think he deserves that. I think the other players deserve it.”
Mac gives most of his support to Nadal but does save some for Novak Djokovic, who won Monte Carlo at Nadal's expense and denied the Spaniard an historic nine straight titles in the principality.
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|1. Djokovic||12 500 pts|
|2. Murray||8 750 pts|
|3. Federer||8 670 pts|
|4. Ferrer||6 970 pts|
|5. Nadal||6 385 pts|
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