Rafael Nadal thinks Novak Djokovic can be the person to win the most Grand Slams. The Spaniard has the most majors in men’s singles history among which, two of them he won this year at the Australian Open and one recently at the Roland Garros tournament. With the win in Paris, France against Casper Ruud in straight sets, the 36-year-old extended his record to 14 Grand Slams at French Open, the most in men’s singles history.
Nadal is currently the king of Grand Slams with 22, two more than his rivals Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic who currently have 20 each. Novak last year won three majors, in Australia, Paris and the Wimbledon championship to make it 20. The player then lost the US Open to Daniil Medvedev of Russia. The Serbian couldn’t defend his title in Australia this year following the cancellation of his visa twice. On the other hand, Federer has not returned to the court officially since his quarterfinals exit against Hubert Hurkacz at last year’s Wimbledon. He is expected to be back in September for Laver Cup as the Swiss focus is on regaining his physique back.
Nadal’s concern is also their health and his foot injuries. The player complained about the foot disturbance several times this season during his ongoing tournaments. Looking at all of this, the Spanish professional thinks that Djokovic can be the one to end up with the most Grand Slams among the Big Three as both, Nadal and Federer have been struggling with physical issues that limit their participation in the tournament. Both players can’t take part in all four majors anymore, in a calendar year.
Following his 22nd win, Nadal was asked about the feeling of having the most Grand Slams to which he replied in a post-match interview as reported by ATP Tour, “Anything can happen. Clearly, Novak is in the best position to be able to beat that because he has no physical problems, and he’s playing at a spectacular level.”