Rafael Nadal: I’d Love to Surpass Pete Sampras’ Record of 14 Grand Slams

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Saturday, March 7th, 2015 | 0

Rafael Nadal has achieved miles more than what a tennis professional would like to in the whole career span. Not only has he won 14 singles Grand Slam titles in his illustrious career, but is also regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time by a notable number of people. But someone rightly said: “one should have perennial hunger for success.”

In the elite list of leading men with most major crowns, the fancied Spaniard finds himself at the second position alongside the legendary Pete Sampras, who also has 14 Grand Slam titles under his belt. However, Nadal has set his eyes upon being the lone leader at the second spot by winning his 15th title.

“Well I have 14 (Grand Slams) now,” Nadal was quoted as saying by Tennis-X.com. “It’s true that I have the same one that Pete Sampras has. I would love to have one more than Pete. So I’m going to try my best to be 15. And then we’ll see.”

Nadal, who last won a major championship at the French Open 2014, will look to add yet another feather to his cap when he moves on to compete at this year’s Roland Garros in a quest to clinch his record 10th title in the Paris dirt.


1 Roger Federer 17
2 Pete Sampras/Rafael Nadal 14
3 Roy Emerson 12
4 Rod Laver/Bjorn Borg 11
5 Bill Tilden 10


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