“Never Been Obsessed”: Rafael Nadal Shows No Interest in Closing His Career with Most Grand Slams




While the tennis world is obsessed with the ‘Big Three’ and the race for most Grand Slam titles, Rafael Nadal couldn’t care less.

Currently tied with Roger Federer at 20 Grand Slam titles apiece, the Spaniard has said that he has never been too obsessed with finishing with the most number of Major titles.

Speaking to veteran CNN reporter and news show host Christiane Amanpour, Nadal said that while he is privileged to be in competition with Federer and Serb Novak Djokovic for the most Grand Slam titles, he merely focuses on being the best that he can be on court.

Rafael Nadal says he focuses on giving his all every single moment

Nadal said that while records are important to him as a professional tennis player, he has never been driven by the thought of being the best or finishing his career with a certain number of titles.

“I just try my best every single day. That’s all… For me, records are important, of course, I’m a competitor. But I’ve never been obsessed about trying to be the best or not,” Nadal said.

The current World Number 2 added that his main objective is to give his absolute best every time he steps on the court and let results and records take care of themselves. “I have just been focused on trying to give my best in every single moment,” Nadal said.

Rafael Nadal of Spain returns the ball during the quarterfinals of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Jason Heidrich/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Nadal will be eyeing his sixth Australian Open title this year

The Spaniard would be eyeing his sixth Australian Open title as he heads to Melbourne Park this year. He equaled Federer’s career Grand Slam tally after clinching his 13th French Open title last year.

However, his bid to end his prolonged title drought at the elite ATP Finals ended in disappointment yet again as he went out in the semi-final after losing to eventual champion Daniil Medvedev.

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With the tournament moving to Turin in Italy this year, the change of venue will, perhaps, inspire the Spaniard to set the record straight this time.