McEnroe - Rafa should be top seed
John McEnroe says Rafael Nadal should be top seed for the French Open despite sitting fifth in the world rankings.
Nadal has slipped down the rankings in recent months as he battled to overcome a serious knee injury that caused him to miss the Olympics, the US Open and the Australian Open.
He is currently behind Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and David Ferrer, who are in line to be the top four seeds at Roland Garros next month.
That would mean one of the quartet would face a potential meeting with Nadal, dubbed the 'King of Clay' due to his fine record on the red surface, in the quarter-finals.
Ferrer's first round exit at the Barcelona Open this week has boosted Nadal's hopes of sneaking into the top four.
However, McEnroe believes the seven-time French Open champion should be given top seed regardless of his ranking prior 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," he told Tennis.com.
"Quite honestly, I would seed him number one. ... [I] think he deserves that. I think the other players deserve it."