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.”
Iga Swiatek keeps rising and has the potential to become a dominant figure on the WTA Tour
Oli Jefford on Iga Swiatek’s rise.
‘Tremendous player’ Kim Clijsters to resume her comeback as she accepts Miami and Charleston wildcards
Kim Clijsters set to feature in Miami and Charleston.
‘Motivated’ Garbine Muguruza shows fighting spirit as she beats defending Doha champion Aryna Sabalenka
Muguruza ends Sabalenka’s Doha title defence.
Andy Murray set to compete in Dubai and Miami events as he hints at playing full-clay court season
Andy Murray on his next few events.
Andy Murray shows real signs of promise despite defeat to Andrey Rublev
There were certainly encouraging signs for Andy Murray.
Angry Andy Murray loses to world number eight Andrey Rublev in Rotterdam
The three-time grand slam winner was beaten 7-5, 6-2.
ATP announces ‘Covid Protection Ranking’ amid ongoing restrictions
ATP announces new system and some tweaks to other systems.
WATCH: Turning his back on play, brilliant winners, racket smashing from Daniil Medvedev as he loses
Daniil Medvedev entertains, even when he loses.
‘I just don’t feel well here’ – Alexander Zverev’s Rotterdam woes continue as he bemoans early exit
Early exit for Alexander Zverev in Rotterdam.
As football’s VAR struggles continue, tennis celebrates 15 years of Hawk-Eye’s electronic line calling system
Hawk-Eye in tennis, some like it, some don’t.