Tennis: World no.1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia says that it is an incredible achievement by Rafael Nadal to win 13 Grand Slams at the age of 27. He also admitted that Spaniard is one of the best ever to play the game. Djokovic was beaten 6-2 3-6 6-4 6-1 by Nadal, who claimed the 13th singles slam of his career to move ahead of Australia's Roy Emerson (12) on the all-time list.
Only Pete Sampras (14) and Roger Federer (17) are above the 27-year-old Nadal on the pecking order of major champions. "Thirteen grand slams for a guy who is 27-years-old is incredible," Djokovic said. "I mean, whatever he has achieved so far in his career is something that everybody should respect.
No question about it.'' Djokovic knows that Nadal has a lot of time and he would still have a lot to offer. "I was saying before, he's definitely one of the best tennis players ever to play the game. Looking at his achievements and his age, at this moment - he still has a lot of years to play.
That's all I can say." .