“Would be Between Rafa and Novak”: Andy Murray Has His Say On The GOAT Debate

October 13, 2020 10:07 pm

Andy Murray has heaped praise on Rafael Nadal’s 13th French Open title win against Novak Djokovic at Court Philippe- Chatrier in Paris. He has not held himself back in calling it “one of the best, maybe the best records in the sport.”

He has also gone on to mention that either Nadal or Djokovic will end their respective careers as G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All-Time).

Nadal’s drubbing of world No. 1 from Serbia, Djokovic, 6-0 6-2 7-5 in 2 hours, and 42 minutes saw the Spaniard equal Roger Federer’s 20-strong Grand Slam record.

Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning the French Open final against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Federer last played in the Australian Open in January 2020 and is already in his 40th year. Murray strongly feels that it will either be joint-leader Nadal or 17- time major winner Djokovic, who could end their careers with the most number of titles.

Considering Murray’s own career, which has been plagued with injuries, went on to say, “So, 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.”

He also added, “I would think it would be between the two of them. And yeah, like I said, it depends a little bit on many things but if they both stay healthy and they retire at the same age, I think it will be between those two.

“Tough To Equal Rafa’s Feat”: Andy Murray

While Andy Murray feels that the Spaniard could go on to add another couple of titles to his Grand Slam tally, he has his doubts if the record Nadal has amassed will ever be equaled.

Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates with the trophy after winning the French Open final against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

The former world No. 1 from Great Britain said, “Yeah, an amazing achievement, I don’t think what he has done at Roland Garros will ever be beaten. I don’t see anybody beating that.”

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