"You don't have to fool yourself" says Nadal recognizing that Djokovic will most likely end up with most grand slams

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are all tied with 20 grand slams won so far but Nadal understands that the Serbian is best positioned to win the most.

The number of grand slams won is something that many tennis fans are paying close attention to. For a long time, it's been described as something important in the greatest of all time race with many considering it the most important thing in the race. Currently, Djokovic, Federer, and Nadal have 20 but in a recent talk with Vamos Nadal admitted that Djokovic will probably win that race.

He said:

"Djokovic is best positioned to be the [men's] player with the most Grand Slams. You don't have to fool yourself - Federer is where he is and I am where I am. However, Djokovic is playing well and in a good moment. That is the reality and you can't ignore it. We don't know what is going to happen in nine months' time, but he is the favourite right now."

Nadal is right in his assessment that Djokovic is most likely to end up with the most ones. One thing to consider though is the rise of the younger players that will throw their name in the mix as well. It won't be as easy to win grand slams as in years past so it should be a very entertaining season. Nadal agrees that the so-called Next Gen has arrived:

"They are no longer the Next Gen, we do not have to make it eternal. Players like Medvedev, Zverev or Tsitsipas have already passed that stage of the Next Gen, they are the current generation, the present."

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