Nadal’s uncle concedes Federer is GOAT
The first two times it happened – 2006 and 2007 – it was pretty much expected.
“I already said he would “destroy” the clay season”.
“Then others like Murray or Kyrgios, but if Rafa plays like at Roland Garros he can try to win”.
“Despite Murray being no. 1 and a phenomenon, Nadal is an icon for what he did, for the fact that he has been playing for a long time, his Grand Slam titles, Masters 1000, autographs he has signed”. Perhaps more importantly, the win also put Nadal alone in second place on the all-time list for men’s singles Grand Slam titles. If Nadal can stay healthy, two or three more French Open titles alone are certainly within reach. Ben Hogan survived a head-on auto crash with a bus in 1949 at age 36 – doctors thought he’d never walk again – and won three major championships in 1953.So Federer and Nadal are not the first or the only players to get a second wind. The two-times Wimbledon champion said the likes of Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer have played brilliantly this year and he has a lot of points to defend after a strong finish to the 2016 season. But what makes their situation unique is that they’ve made it a package deal. Nadal’s claiming a 10th Roland Garros main glory will ultimately go down as one of the greatest achievements in sports history.