It was unlikely anyway, needed Djokovic doing very badly.
The other question is Federer getting the record for most weeks at number 1, for which he needs to be number 1 after Roland Garros. If Nadal does very well at Rome, Madrid and RG, then there's a good chance he'll overtake Federer straight after RG.
Well .............. actually .... Nadal playing well is more important to me than Nadal at # 3, 2 or 1. He most probably views things differently - but, I was just delighted to see him in such good form at Monte Carlo.