“Obviously the majors is going to be the big focus but these titles leading up to it just builds momentum and helps even Nadal and Djokovic to have that confidence and build that belief for those big moments.
“And keeps that aura about them for the rest of the players.”
Speaking after his win in Mexico, Nadal revealed his delight at winning after three weeks off the tour.
”After not competing since Australia, it’s an important week for me and an important moment,” Nadal told the ATP.
“I played solid, with the right intensity and the right passion, and my forehand worked well.