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No issue if/when Rafael, Novak break my record - Federer

2019-12-24 12:14
Roger Federer (PA)
Roger Federer (PA)

Cape Town - Roger Federer insists he would have no issue with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic breaking his Grand Slam record, saying "they should also be very happy when that happens".

Federer currently holds 20 major titles, one ahead of Nadal and four more than Djokovic, but has seen his powers wane of late and hasn't added to his haul for two years.

With Nadal and Djokovic several years his junior, it appears inevitable that they will ultimately top his total.

That doesn't bother Federer as much as you may think, though, with him recalling the day he took the record from Pete Sampras.

"The special moment was breaking the record, not having the record," said Federer, as quoted by Tennis.com.

"And they should also be very happy when that happens."

"It's okay, they are truly incredible players," Federer added.

"I mean, I cannot stop them. What (I can) do is only control what I can control.

"The No. 1 goal is to stay healthy, because if I stay healthy I can achieve things - and I'd like to achieve still a few things."

 

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