Rafael Nadal: ‘I would sign now for 24 Grand Slam wins, but I won’t be betting on it’

Rafael Nadal says he will ‘sign up now’ to win 24 Grand Slams in his career, but he won’t be betting on it happening.

Nadal won his 20th Grand Slam title of his career this month at Roland Garros – a record he now shares with Roger Federer.

Federer and Nadal also have Novak Djokovic breathing down their necks on 17, and the Serb has admitted that the Grand Slam race is a ‘career priority’ for him.

Told by the La Resistencia interviewer of his prediction that he will win the Grand Slam race with 24 titles, Nadal replied laughing: “I’ll sign up [now] to finish with 24.

“Give me a pen and I sign! It’s going well for me, but I see it difficult.

Roger Federer Rafael Nadal Novak Djokovic

“I think you have a lot of faith in me but time passes for everyone, both for me and for Roger and Novak. The years go by for all of us and that (the 24 Grand Slams) would not be my bet.

“Djokovic is the one who will probably now have the longest career among the three of us but is also a little behind in terms of Grand Slam titles.”

Nadal will finish 2020 with the Paris Masters and the ATP Finals in London before signing off for the season and turning his attention to being ready for the Australian Open in January.

Please follow Tennisbuzz on Twitter and Instagram, and you can like us on Facebook by clicking here.

For more exclusive content from Tennisbuzz, including news, features, trivia, promotions and more, please be sure to sign up for our newsletter below or via our home page.

Why not test your tennis knowledge by tackling one of our fiendish quizzes too?

Other News

‘Novak Djokovic is made of something else!’ – Physio explains Serbian’s amazing Australian Open feat

Novak Djokovic 'is made of something else' says a physio who has explained he must had dealt with severe pain to win the Australian...

‘Roger Federer clearly still has his passion for tennis – we depend on it,’ says Pierre Paganini

Roger Federer is returning to tennis because his passion is still as strong as ever, says Pierre Paganini, although he admits there was discussion...

‘The knee had been bothering him for years’ – Coach reveals full extent of Roger Federer injury fight

The knee problem that has cost Roger Federer a year of his tennis career had been 'causing him problems for a year,' says his...

FEATURE: The top ten ATP Open Era greats listed by tournament win-percentage

Tennis is not short of great players achieving great feats, and that seems to be especially true in the modern era of Roger Federer,...

Alexander Zverev: ‘I no longer just want to play nice tournaments or matches – I want to win’

Alexander Zverev says he is at the stage of his career where he wants titles, not plaudits, after admitting he was disappointed with his...

‘You would look at Roger Federer now and think he’s not hurt’ – Coach gives big injury update

Roger Federer is at the point where he 'trains almost normally' again, says his fitness coach, but the real test will come when he...

Subscribe to our newsletter

Don't miss a thing from Tennisbuzz - get all the latest tennis news, exclusive content and competitions, and tennis trivia teasers all delivered to your inbox.

Related articles

Leave a reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here