The King Roger Federer has mentioned that his good friend and the reigning French and US Open champion Rafael Nadal can surpass his record of 17 Majors.
He said: “Could Rafa [Nadal] eclipse my [Grand Slam] record? Yeah, absolutely. But the good thing is I am still playing and my goal is to add more titles to my count — and not just Grand Slam titles. I love any tennis tournament I play in and Dubai is an important tournament for me.”
As we all know, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships are a fancy occasion for the media to meet the players and have them talk a little bit more about themselves and goals for the rest of a season which has yet just started. Roger Federer was full of thoughts and words, regarding his career and records, especially relating the plot to his longtime rival Rafael Nadal.
“I am playing top tennis. For me it’s just a matter of staying healthy, staying consistent and getting to semis and finals. I feel as if I’m in as good a shape as I have been for a year, so that’s very encouraging. I feel my best tennis is around the corner.”
“I have zero pain and spent a very encouraging month in Dubai training in December. I am confident for the year ahead.”