In his new statement, Toni Nadal talks about his nephew Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, proudly saying, ‘they are rightfully the best players in history.’ After his recent win at French Open, Rafael Nadal equaled Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam titles by defeating Novak in a straight-set.
Nadal thrashed Djokovic in the first set itself and got himself the trophy of French Open 2020. Since then, there have been ongoing debates and word war between the media and fans about who is the greatest player of all times. Beyond these ongoing discussions, Toni Nadal believes that GOAT’s question goes beyond the statistics on which we measure the players.
“Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal Have Elevated This Sport”- Toni Nadal
“Statistics aside, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have elevated this sport to a higher category, something that others can hardly do,” Toni said in one of his statements. Additionally, commenting upon how the comparison between Roger and Rafael is being made. He said, “It seems right to me that both are considered the two best players in tennis history.”
In one of the pre-finals moments, Toni Nadal was one of the analysts. He also favored Djokovic over everyone else in the tennis field, claiming that the situation suits Novak Djokovic better than Nadal in Paris at that time.
Toni also went on to describe how consequential and special this match was for Nadal. “The stakes were high, and Rafa knew from the start of the tournament.” he continued.
“On the one hand, he could match Roger Federer with the Grand Slam tournament record and, on the other hand, in case of defeat, he would lose his unbeaten record in the finals,” Toni concluded.