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Rafael Nadal takes big step towards Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer goat claim – Rusedski

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates with the trophy after winning the final over Novak Djokovic of Serbia during the men's final at Foro Italico on May 16, 2021 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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Greg Rusedski believes the head-to-head record between the top players could play a big part in the greatest of all-time debate. Rafael Nadal has taken a big step to close down his record against Novak Djokovic.

Nadal is expected to pull away from the Grand Slam record he shares with Roger Federer by winning the French Open next month.

Djokovic held a 29-27 advantage over Nadal from the 56 previous times they had met on the ATP Tour. But Nadal got the beat the world No 1 in the Italian Open final to claim his 10th title in Rome.

“We talk about the rivalry between Djokovic and Nadal, well he has just come one step closer, 29-28, so this was a big moment for him,” Rusedski said on Amazon Prime. “He has that hunger and desire and that GOAT title that the Big Three are going for every match that more special. Whether you’re winning on clay, hard courts or grass.”

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