20-time Slam champion Rafael Nadal thinks he will be happy with his life even if he doesn't break the all-time Grand Slam record. Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are all tied on the all-time Grand Slam record list with 20 Majors.
Nadal tied Federer on the all-time Grand Slam record list after winning the 2020 French Open, while Djokovic tied Nadal and Federer after capturing three Majors last year. "I don’t think my future happiness depends on whether I win one Grand Slam title more than Novak or Roger.
So I will keep doing what I do, pushing myself to the maximum to keep enjoying my career. And from there, what will be will be, and I’ll welcome it," Nadal told Spanish media, as revealed by Craig Gabriel.
Lindsay Davenport hopes Nadal wins another Grand Slam
"It's great to see him back out there healthy but three out of five sets on a hardcourt, on his body, I just don't know.
I mean I wanna see him get to 21. I think so much good could come out of it if Rafa has a great tournament and potentially wins here but lets see physically how he holds up," Davenport said on Tennis Channel, as quoted on Sportskeeda.
Davenport wants Nadal to win another Grand Slam but she admitted winning this year's Australian Open might be a big ask for the Spaniard. "We got to remember, there was a chance that Rafa wasn't even gonna come.
Not only the foot, (but he also) tested positive for COVID in late December. So everyone was thrilled when he got off the plane and showed the picture of himself on Rod Laver Arena. But I think it's probably a big ask at this tournament, the courts are playing very fast.
He's played seven tournaments, each of the last two years," Davenport added. Nadal plays Yannick Hanfmann in the Australian Open second round.