Andy Murray on Rafael Nadal’s French Open milestone: ‘I think it’s one of the best records in sport’
Andy Murray hailed Rafael Nadal’s 13 French Open titles as arguably the best achievement in sport.
The Spaniard produced one of his best performances at Roland Garros in the final on Sunday in beating Novak Djokovic for the loss of just seven games to extend his win-loss record on the Parisian clay to 100-2.
Murray said: “I didn’t see loads of the match, I was practising while it was going on. I saw a little bit at the end. Amazing achievement.
View this post on Instagram
“Obviously he could win another one and make it 14 or 15, whatever he finishes on, but he is one short of winning the same amount of Grand Slams as (Pete) Sampras did at just one tournament.
“It’s incredible. I think it’s one of the best records in sport, maybe the best. I don’t think it will ever be repeated and I actually don’t think anyone will get close to it.”
Nadal’s victory gave him a 20th grand slam title overall, drawing him level at the top of the all-time men’s standings with Roger Federer and three ahead of Djokovic.
The race to finish on top has been heating up for many years, and Murray said: “Providing they all stay fit, and if they retire all at the same age, then I would think it would be between Rafa and Novak.”
LTA chief calls for more Government funding to save indoor tennis centres
Able-bodied adults in England in areas under increased restrictions are not allowed to play tennis indoors with anyone from a different household.
Dan Evans books second-round place at Vienna Open on back of Aljaz Bedene retirement
Slovenian called time on the match after suffering a right thigh injury.
Tennis Top 10
Top 10 ATP No 1s by weeks: Novak Djokovic closing in on Roger Federer milestone, but who else features?
Refresh your memory of the top 10 ATP No 1s by weeks.
Tennis Today: Andy Murray eyes visit to most remote tennis court in world, Serena Williams struts her stuff
Tennis Today features Andy Murray and Serena Williams.
WATCH: Rafael Nadal swaps tennis rackets for golf clubs and finishes tied sixth at Balearic Golf Pro-Am
Rafael Nadal the golfer is quite good.
Now that his biggest dream has become a reality, Dominic Thiem is ready to achieve new goals
Dominic Thiem sets sights on new goals.
Andrey Rublev and Diego Schwartzman closing in on last two ATP Finals places
Schwartzman increased points tally in Cologne.
Novak Djokovic praises ‘hard worker, great guy’ Dominic Thiem: ‘He deserves it more than anybody else’
Novak Djokovic impressed by Dominic Thiem.
Dominic Thiem hails ‘unreal’ Vienna Open field, saying defending title is ‘not mission impossible, but almost’
Dominic Thiem up against it in Vienna.
Another Cologne trophy for Alexander Zverev as he vows ‘to be on top of the game very soon’
Another week, another Cologne trophy for Zverev.