This is a great attitude from Nadal, because he can go into Wimbledon in brilliant form while not feeling too pressured about winning it because his eye is already on the US Open. That is a very handy situation to be in. He can play Wimbledon more free this way, and that will bring out even greater form.
This is also the way Rafa and Uncle Toni try to divert attention from the upcoming task. It's a very smart PR
move to allow him to do what you say and reduce the public scrutiny by downplaying an obviously huge event. And when I say PR
, I'm not being cynical or snide. It's great management.