Former world No. 1 Andy Murray says it's tough to predict who will end up with the most Grand Slam titles captured but he suspects it will be either Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal. On Sunday, 34-year-old Nadal defeated Djokovic in the French Open final to lift his 13th title at Roland Garros and claim his 20th Grand Slam title.
Nadal and 39-year-old Roger Federer are now tied on the all-time Grand Slam record list with 20 Majors captured. Meanwhile, 33-year-old Djokovic -- who earlier this year claimed a record eighth title at the Australian Open -- has 17 Grand Slam titles in his collection.
Djokovic, who was aiming to lift his second title at the French Open, stood no chance against Nadal as the Spaniard claimed a comfortable 6-0 6-2 7-5 win. "It’s impossible to answer those questions because you never know," Murray said in Cologne, per Metro UK.
"Someone can get injured, have an issue like I had and that changes your whole career. "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.
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 time, I think it will be between those two."
Murray says Nadal's record at the French Open is impressive
Nadal owns a record of 13 titles captured at the French Open and his record on the clay courts of Roland Garros is now 100-2. Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion, says it's one of the best records in sport.
"Yeah amazing achievement, I don’t think what he has done at Roland Garros will ever be beaten. I don’t see anybody beating that," Murray said of Nadal winning a record 13th French Open title. "Obviously he could win another one and make it 14 or 15, whatever he finishes on, but he is one short of winning the same amount of Grand Slams as Sampras did at just one tournament.
It’s incredible. "I think it’s one of the best records in sport, maybe the best, so nothing really more to say on that. I don’t think it will ever be repeated and I actually don’t think anyone will get close to it."