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“I have never been crazy about this kind of stuff”; Nadal about chasing Federer’s Record

Rafael Nadal has just clinched his 11th french open title, taking his overall major titles to 17. He defeated Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 in the most emphatic fashion to lift the title. Nadal along with Roger Federer is considered to be the two modern day Tennis greats and he opened up his mind about the rivalry between Federer.

The 32 year older Nadal said chasing targets of overall titles doesn’t concern him

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“I have never been crazy about this kind of stuff. You can’t always be frustrated if somebody has more money than you, a bigger house than you, if somebody has more Grand Slams than you. You can’t live with this feeling. Of course I would love to have 20 like Roger in the future or even more but it’s not something that is on my mind.” said Nadal

He thinks his caution is well placed after an injury hit career has seen him sit out for nine major Grand slam tournaments. It happened even this year, when Nadal was forced to quit his Australian open quarter final against Marin Cilic. The spanidard admitted this to be “scary”.

“You can’t fight against age and you can’t fight against the watch. The watch keeps going always. So that’s it. If you tell me seven, eight years ago that I will be here at 32 years old having this trophy with me again, I will tell you that is something almost impossible, but here we are. So I am not much worried about the future. Tennis is a very important part of my life, without a doubt, but is not everything.” said the French Open Champion.

Nadal wants to return to Roland Garros in 2019 to try and clinch a 12th title.


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