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Nadal vs Federer - The G.O.A.T battle

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Subhayan Chakraborty | Updated on: 12 Jun 2018, 07:55:21 PM
Nadal has constantly stressed on the fact that he is not 'crazy' about records

New Delhi:

Roger Federer had cemented his place as the greatest player of his generation, maybe of all time too - but Rafael Nadal's 11th French Open title reopens the debate about who is the greatest tennis player of all time.

The Spaniard bagged his 17th grand slam title with a straight victory over Dominic Thiem at Roland Garros, and is now just three short of Federer's mark.

Stats and numbers are not the complete story as both set of supporters will speak about their playing style and minute technical differences, but that is a good starting point of discussion.

And Nadal solidifies his point by being the current world No.1, extremely dominant in Paris and four years younget to the still-hungry Federer, its game on!

Many will argue that Nadal has solid credentials with 11 wins, but the counter argument is that Roger Federer has won a record eight Wimbledons.

Nadal has constantly stressed on the fact that he is not 'crazy' about records but also pointed out that he would not mind joining the Swiss on 20 grand slam titles.

"You can't be frustrated if somebody has more money than you, if somebody has a bigger house than you, if somebody has more grand slams than you," he told reporters in Paris.

"You can't live with that feeling. You have to do your way. I'd love to have 20 like Roger in the future or more, but it is not something in my mind. I know I've had an amazing career so I want to keep fighting for these things."

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First Published : 12 Jun 2018, 07:54:53 PM