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Rafael Nadal: 'It is not up to me to decide who is the greatest - I am grateful for my achievements'

Rafael Nadal backhand ATP Finals

Rafael Nadal says it is not up to him to decide who is best between himself, Roger Federer, and Novak Djokovic, but he has a good relationship with both.

Nadal, Federer, and Djokovic have been vying for history for over a decade now, accumulating just about every major record between them as they have forged the path.

Among tennis fans, debate over which player is ultimately the greatest of all time prompts daily debate, but Nadal insists he is only interested in appreciating what he has achieved.

"I don't think it is in any way up to me to decide that," Nadal told Veja.

"People like to speculate, which is why they make these comparisons.

"When my career is over, we will have enough time to remember my achievements and understand the place I occupy in the history of tennis.

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"I never thought I would win as many titles as I did, so I am very grateful and happy for everything I have achieved in my career.

"I don't need to get into the discussion about who is the best.

"I have a great relationship with Roger and Novak. We are rivals only during our matches.

"The fight takes place only on the tennis court."

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