There are three important tournaments left this summer, everything after that is small potatoes If he wins slams, he's got nothing to worry about being #1
“There’s so many athletes, tennis players around the world,” he continued, trying to put his life into some kind of perspective, “they want to be the best in what they do. They want to succeed. Many of them, they don’t succeed in the end. I’m fortunate to have this opportunity and succeed.”
Now he has lost 2 slams and lost #1 and he also has zero in the optional tournaments. There is something wrong with this but Fedal can easily leave him in the dust in the coming months and then who knows what can happen in the fall. After breaking and working hard last year, it is a very disappointing way to give up on all of that and go back to being a 3rd wheel. The lack of urgency is disturbing.