Mats Wilander believes Rafael Nadal has the possibility to cement his declare of being the best participant of all time after his Australian Open win.
Nadal has been locked in a three-way battle with rivals Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic for the appropriate to be thought of the most effective male participant who ever lived.
He went into the Australian Open tied with Djokovic and Federer on 20 majors, however he has now solid forward in that race after beating Daniil Medvedev to win a twenty first.
It’s a metric many analysts think about pivotal within the GOAT race, and in that sense it’s the first time Nadal has been out in entrance.
“He got here into the event with low expectations for him,” Wilander advised Eurosport.
Nadal could have an opportunity to increase his lead within the Grand Slam race on the French Open in Could, a venue the place he all the time begins the clear favorite.
And, in keeping with Wilander, Nadal could also be getting into what could possibly be a defining time period in his profession.
“Think about profitable 21 Slams and going to a spot the place you could have gained 13 occasions, that is going to be the most effective three or 4 months of his profession arising now,” he mentioned.
“With the ability to observe, be wholesome, after which going into the clay courtroom season.
“He’s by no means been within the lead in that Best Participant Of All Time. Federer has been within the lead the entire time.”
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