"He has been a great example": Stefanos Tsitsipas believes some of Rafael Nadal's records on clay court will never 'be broken' again in tennis

Sunday, 28 April 2024 at 11:05
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Greece’s tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas believes some of the records held by the former world number one Rafael Nadal on clay court will never be broken. The 37-year-old is often regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of men’s tennis in the singles category, having won as many as 22 Grand Slam titles.
Fourteen of those major victories came while playing at the Roland Garros which is why he is also known as the ‘King of Clay’. Tsitsipas was recently quoted in a report where he stated how some of Nadal’s records on clay will never be broken again in tennis. “A lot of the big clay court titles that I have won is due to him, I think,” said the current world number seven. “His game serves as a source of inspiration for other players to try and pick and take the best qualities that he has on the clay court. This is something that he has been doing extremely well over more than a decade.
“So I try and apply some of the things that he has been using very effectively and accurately within his abilities and apply them to my game. I feel like he has been a great example of what clay court tennis should be and how it should be played. After all, he's been the greatest that has passed in our sport. It's a shame not to see him again in Madrid. I think his legacy will live on forever. He has done some absolutely stellar performances and broken records that I don't think will be broken again in tennis.”

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