Toni Nadal: Rafael Nadal's desire to win is still there



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Toni Nadal: Rafael Nadal's desire to win is still there

Coach Toni Nadal acknowledged that Rafael Nadal's desire to win is still there. Nadal, 35, is tied with Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer on the all-time Grand Slam record list with 20 Majors. Nadal would like to win more Grand Slams but made it clear his future happiness doesn't depend on the number of Grand Slams he has.

"If there is something that Rafa stands out for, it is that he has a lot of will to try to win as many matches as possible. Sometimes it goes well and other times it doesn't. Winning Grand Slams is what motivates him to continue playing tennis, but he already said that life would not change much if he had one more Grand Slam title than Roger or Novak.

He has already done something incredible, winning 20 (Grand Slams)," Toni said, per Punto de Break.

Nadal on the all-time Grand Slam record

This week, Nadal said his future happiness doesn't depend on whether he breaks the all-time Grand Slam record.

"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.

Meanwhile, former American tennis star Lindsay Davenport said she would like to see Nadal win a 21st 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. Nadal has been through to the Australian Open third round, where he faces Karen Khachanov.