Marat Safin believes that Rafael Nadal can be as great as Roger Federer when he ends his career. Asked by AS to choose between Nadal and Federer, the former Russian player said: 'Nadal, because he is five years younger.
I think he can reach Federer's results, especially with today's level. Before it was impossible to play at 37 years, you weren't winning a match. I had to stop due to a knee, I could not run and compete with younger players.' He also spoke about the new players that he likes the most: 'Alexander Zverev is very strong, (Dominic) Thiem too, but it's the German to stand out.
(Nick) Kyrgios as well. If he fixes his head, he can be an unbelievable player.' The former world No. 1 instead criticized his compatriots Andrey Rublev and Karen Khachanov? 'They are 21 or 22 and didn't win anything.
In our generation, if at 18 you had not won an ATP title you were nobody. Now you win it at 23 and you are a star.' ALSO READ: Andre Agassi finally speaks about split with Novak Djokovic