'Rafael Nadal is my favorite, Roger Federer is GOD' - Indian player

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'Rafael Nadal is my favorite, Roger Federer is GOD' - Indian player

Indian tennis player Ankita Raina described the two tennis legends, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, in quite an interesting and fun way. Speaking with The Times of India, Ankita said: 'Favourite Nadal, Federer GOD.'

Commenting on her career in general, Ankita added: 'Indeed, Wimbledon is and has been one of the dreams. More than me it has been my mom’s dream that one day I would play at Wimbledon and someday in the future win that Slam.

The grass is my favourite surface so I was very excited. I have always played singles and doubles both in every tournament that I played. So it is very normal for me. I focus on both. I work for both the games. Of course, singles is a priority but I give my 100% to doubles as well.

If you look at my titles as well, I do have quite a few in doubles too. Playing doubles definitely helps in terms of like if you are out in the singles event then you are still alive in the tournament. You have a feeling that you are still working and it keeps you in that match zone,” said Ankita who believes that playing doubles always adds to a player's game and experience.'

In an interview, former world No. 4 Tim Henman commented on Kyle Edmund's chances to crack the top 10 rankings and potentially win a Grand Slam. Henman recognized that triumphing in the Majors will be tough. "It’s hard.

He’s been to a semi-final, you would say that there’s still a large number of people ahead of him," said Henman. "You’d obviously put Federer, Djokovic, Nadal ahead of him, you’d put [Alexander] Zverev ahead of him.

Out of the other players, Cilic has won a slam, Del Potro has won a slam. Can he be as good as them? I think so. But that’s what he has to find out. You don’t know, I don’t know, he doesn’t know. He’s just got to keep doing what he’s doing.

With him, he’s got a good team around him, he’s always improving. I think we can expect more of that next year."