World No. 2 Rafael Nadal says he has no doubt that someone in the future will break his record of 12 French Open singles titles. The Spaniard, who turns 34 years old in June, was speaking on a show for ESPN with Jose Luis Clerc where he spoke about his records on the clay courts as well as his training sessions and motivation during recent weeks.
Rafael Nadal has no doubt that someone will break his record at Roland Garros
The Spaniard is a 12-time champion at Roland Garros and says he would be happy if his record would be broken in the future. "I always say that when a record is broken, the tennis player they take it from must be happy.
If someone ever won more than 81 games in a row on clay or added more than 12 titles in Paris, I would be happy, it would be positive for tennis. Everyone believed when Sampras won 14 Grand Slams, that no one would beat him and a few years later there were three of us who managed it.
I am aware that what I have done at Roland Garros is very difficult and that now it seems impossible to overcome it, but I have no doubt that someone will." Rafael Nadal, who is back to training at his academy in Spain, also said that he was getting back to training slowly and steadily, "I have been training on the track for a couple of weeks, but in a very calm way.
It is important to minimize the risk of injury now, so I do not usually spend more than 1.5 hours on the court and there are days that I do not train. The best possible motivation is to improve every day, look for day-to-day goals and know that if you do that job well, successes will come. Training without objectives is boring."