This guy's just an animal: Mac

"Nadal wants to win the US Open so badly," McEnroe said "It'd be hard not to pick him at this time even though he's never won it. The guy's just an animal; he's mentally and physically incredible and he can definitely do it if he's in this shape. The conditions in New York don't suit Nadal so well and he needs to make his body hold up.

"So I think after Wimbledon he is going to take some time off and get his knees recovered and then maybe not play too many matches before the Open."

After missing the defence of his title last year, Nadal's Wimbledon win catapulted him well clear at the top of the new rankings published on Monday with Roger Federer slipping out of the top two for the first time since 2003. But the Swiss maestro's days of winning Slams are by no means over, according to McEnroe.

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