Rafael Nadal breaks his silence on the ‘Grand Slam Race’ as the Big 3 gear up to compete at the 2021 French Open

World No. 3 Rafael Nadal talks about the race for maximum Grand Slams between the Big 3 of tennis and tells how he perceives the much talked rivalry.

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal joined Roger Federer at the top of men’s singles Grand Slam titles when he won his record 13th French Open and 20th Grand Slam at the 2020 Roland Garros. Novak Djokovic followed it up, winning his 18th Grand Slam at the 2021 Australian Open.

The ‘Big 3’ have formed one of the most formidable group in the game of tennis and have left their mark in the books of tennis history. The race for the most Grand Slams in men’s tennis has been a very hot topic for discussion among tennis circles but has not been paid much attention by the 3 players themselves.

In an recent media appearance, Rafael Nadal talked about the much speculated race and expressed his opinions on the rivalry.
“I’m not very worried about this stuff,” says Nadal.

The 20-time champion has always had a close friendship with Federer and has not let their rivalry come in between, calling Federer as the chief guest at the opening of his academy in Spain.

“You can’t be frustrated all the time because your neighbour has a bigger house than you,” says Rafael Nadal

THE BIG 3 : Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer
THE BIG 3: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer

Nadal talked about his way of thinking when it comes to chasing titles and going about his rivalries. The Spaniard was very clear about his approach towards the game and life.

“You can’t be frustrated all the time because your neighbour has a bigger house than you, or a bigger TV or a better garden. That’s not the way I see the world,” Nadal added.

All three players had recently pulled out from the ATP Miami Open 2021 due to various reasons, but will be playing at the 2021 French Open. Federer and Djokovic will be looking to add another Grand Slam in their bag while Nadal will be the defending champion looking for his 14th French Open title.

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