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‘He’s Superman’ – Rafael Nadal can break Grand Slam record argues legend

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18-time Grand Slam legend Martina Navratilova admitted she can see Rafa Nadal surpassing Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 majors. 

The World no.4 broke the record for most major titles won by a male singles player at the start of the year by pipping Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic to a 21st Grand Slam.

Nadal clinched the record title in epic fashion as he came from two sets down to beat world number two Daniil Medvedev and as a result sits just four away from surpassing Margaret Court for the all-time record.

When speaking to Eurosport, Grand Slam legend Martina Navratilova admitted that it was possible for the 35-year-old Spaniard to end his career with the all-time record, with the 3-time Australian Open champion telling reporters, “It can be. He’s still playing.”

But she clarified that she didn’t know “how long it will take” the Spaniard to reach the milestone stating that “tennis is very exhausting”.

Navratilova discussed Nadal’s injury woes, likening the ATP veteran to Superman following his rapid return to the tour following his cracked rib at the Indian Wells Masters in March.

Martina Navratilova was left impressed by the 10-time Rome champion’s ability to keep coming back from injury, as she said: “He’s got injuries, but he always comes back, with a broken rib, and he’s back, he’s Superman, he should be wearing a cape, he seems resilient.”

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