Having several records under his belt, the former World No.1 Rafael Nadal’s name has often been mentioned in the Greatest Of All Time debate. However, the 20 time Grand Slam champion admits that he is grateful for all his achievements and unwilling to discuss who is the best.
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are called Big 3 in the men’s game for their matchless achievements. In recent years, they have often been headlined for who is the greatest player of all time.
However, the subjective (GOAT)debate in rocket sports considers several aspects to determine players’ value, not only the number of Grand Slam titles.
“People Like To Speculate”, says Rafael Nadal
In a recent Q & A session with Veja Magazine, the 34-years-old Spaniard was asked about the Greatest Of All Time evaluations.
“I don’t think it is in any way up to me to comment on that. People like to speculate, which is why they make these comparisons. When my career is over, we will have enough time to remember my achievements and understand the place I occupy in the history of tennis,” Nadal replied.
A tennis legend from Manacor has won 86 tour-level titles, including 20 Grand Slam crowns. And Nadal especially is 13 times champion at Roland Garros.
King of Clay continued, “I never thought I would win as many titles as I did, so I am very grateful and happy for everything I have achieved in my career. . I don’t need to get into the discussion about who is the best.”(Quotes have been translated into English via Google Translator)
“As long as I am Healthy and Able To Compete”, Nadal on His Retirement
At this moment, Rafael Nadal is unprepared to hang up his racquet on a nail. Spaniard also emphasised that his future depends on physically rather than mentally.
“I do not have one. As long as I am healthy and able to compete, I intend to enjoy my life in tennis and always give 100%. That’s how I see the sport,” Nadal confessed.