It seems that Rafael Nadal doesn’t feel like staying away from the limelight and for all the right reasons. The Spaniard recently won his 13th title at the Roland Garros, making his tally of Grand Slams to 20. With this, the 34-year old equalled Federer’s record of winning the most number of Grand Slams.
Now, Nadal has completed 1000 tour-level wins after defeating his countryman Feliciano Lopez in the Rolex Paris Masters 1000. Additionally, Nadal has never won a tournament here. But now, in the absence of Novak Djokovic, and his excellent form, he is one of the favourites.
Nadal, however, said that he doesn’t find importance in winning a tournament. Besides also adding that he has never been able to win this event.
The current world number two said, “I have the same will to win and to play well whatever the tournament is”. Moreover, he also noted that there is no difference between Monte Carlo and Paris. And he added, “Monte Carlo or Paris, it is the same approach.”
“1000 Victories Mean I Play Well For A Very Long Time”: Nadal
Besides, 1000 victories of Rafa are proof of how the player is not only excellent but that he can amaze us regularly. Nadal said, “1000 victories. It means that I play well for a very long time.” And that might be true seeing the performance of the Spaniard in the many years that have passed.
Nadal has now joined the ATP 1000- win club with his hard-fought victory against Lopez, where former world number one did not look totally comfortable. However, the 34-year legend made sure to make a remarkable comeback in the match. Besides, Spaniard also declared that “it was a tough match”.
Additionally, Rafael Nadal is only the 4th man in the history of the game to complete 1000 wins, after Roger Federer, Ivan Lendl, and Jimmy Conners. Moreover, Nadal has the best winning average amongst the four players.