Between the several concerns, Rafael Nadal won his 13th title at the French Open this year, which seems that he has no limits at Roland Garros. Meanwhile, Spaniard also equaled Roger Federer’s Grand Slam record tally of 20 titles, most in history for a male player. However, the tennis world has now begun to discuss how many major titles Rafa will add to his account before concluding his career.
While Federer and Nadal hold first place in the singles Grand Slam tally, the 83-years-old Roy Emerson keeps himself on top at the overall record with 28 titles(12 singles and 16 doubles).
The 2003 French Open winner Juan Carlos Ferrero and his fellow Garcia Lopez recently discussed the chances of Rafael Nadal winning more major titles in his rest of the days on the court and meeting Roy Emerson’s record.
The 40-years-old Ferrero said, “With Rafa, it is difficult to get the numbers right. He has no ceiling at Roland Garros, he has no rivals, and as long as he remains physically at his current level, he will have options in this and other tournaments. Obviously, you have to count on the opponents and win eight more Grand Slam, I see it complicated, but it is very difficult to predict with Nadal.”
“Something Very Big Has Been Created Around Rafa in Paris”: Garcia Lopez
Former World No. 23 Lopez anticipates that his countryman has a chance to continue his record at Roland Garros.
Additionally, Lopez said, “I don’t know if we are aware of the magnitude of what he has done, nor if another person will be able to. He has a lot of depth, and he is very comfortable on tracks like this to be able to defend as it suits him. Something very big has been created around Rafa in Paris, obviously, he has something that makes him play well all the time, repeat it in another Grand Slam.”
While Rafael Nadal to win eight more slams to equal Roy Emerson’s record might be a tougher one at the age of 34 plus, he has the opportunity to level or break the Margret Court’s record tally of 24 titles in singles.