'I can't just think about Majors' - Nadal not focused on catching Federer


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'I can't just think about Majors' - Nadal not focused on catching Federer

Rafael Nadal is now just one Grand Slam title away from Roger Federer. The Spaniard won his 19th Major on Sunday in the US Open and the Swiss has 20. Nadal does not feel particularly stressed about possibly catching the Swiss's record.

"I always say the same: I would love to be the one who wins more, but I am not thinking and I not going to practice every day or not playing tennis for it. I am playing tennis because I love to play tennis. I can't just think about Grand Slams, no? Tennis is more than Grand Slams.

I need to think about the rest of the things. I play to be happy. Of course, the victory of (Sunday) makes me super happy. But few weeks ago I won in Montreal and have been an important moment for me, too. Of course, is not a (comparison) because is a completely different story," said Nadal.

"Well, that competition, if that attracts fans and create interest in the people, that's good for our sport, no? I feel honored to be part of this battle. But I repeat the same: you can't be all day looking next to you about if one having more or one having a little bit less because you will be frustrated.

All the things that I achieved in my career are much more than what I ever thought and what I ever dream. I would love to be the one who has more, yes. But I really believe that I will not be happier or less happy if that happens or not happen.

What gives you happiness is the personal satisfaction that you give your best. In that way, I am very, very calm, very pleased with myself."