Coach Carlos Moya says those around Rafael Nadal don't talk about a 21st Grand Slam title but admitted for sure every member of the team is dreaming of the record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title. Nadal is tied with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic on the all-time Grand Slam record list with 20 Majors.
Djokovic was deported from Australia after his visa was canceled while Roger Federer skipped the Australian Open due to a knee surgery. Nadal has made the semifinal at Melbourne Park as he is set to battle Matteo Berrettini for a place in the final.
"We don't talk about it but obviously we dream about it and will be talking about it on Sunday hopefully. There have been many things to talk about these past few weeks as you know, but we don't talk about No.21, we know it's there, there's pressure too but we avoid putting too much importance on it.
Rafa has said plenty of times his happiness does not depend on it. So, if it happens, we will talk about it on Sunday but for now, the focus is on this week, to recover and on Friday's match," Moya told COPE, as quoted on Sportskeeda.
Nadal about the all-time Grand Slam record
Nadal claimed this week his future happiness doesn't depend on the number of Grand Slam titles he wins. “I don't believe that my happiness, my future happiness is going to depends on if I achieve one more Grand Slam than the others or if the others achieve more Grand Slams than me,” Nadal said.
“No, I am super satisfied and feel [I am a] very lucky person in general for all the things that happened to me in this life. “I have a way to approach life. You can't be always frustrated if the other, if the neighbour has a bigger house than you or a better phone or a better thing. I'm not going to be frustrated if Novak or Roger finishes their career with more Grand Slams than me”.