Djokovic best in history, says Nadal

Rafael Nadal’s last Grand Slam win came at the French Open in 2022, but with Novak Djokovic having overtaken his impressive haul of most major titles in men’s tennis, the Spaniard conceded the Serbian is the best player in history.

Djokovic’s recent win at the U.S. Open, his third Grand Slam title this year, took his tally to 24 Grand Slams, two ahead of Nadal’s total.

“I believe that numbers are numbers and statistics are statistics. In that sense, I think he (Djokovic) has better numbers than mine and that is indisputable,” Nadal said in an interview with AS published on Wednesday.

“This is the truth. The rest are tastes, inspiration, sensations that one or the other may transmit to you, that you may like one or the other more,” the Spaniard said.

“I think that with respect to titles, Djokovic is the best in history and there is nothing to discuss about that.” Nadal has suffered with injury issues in recent years, also missing out on the U.S. Open in 2021 with a foot problem which had troubled him all year. However, he doesn’t want this to be used as an excuse.

“As always, everyone can see the story as they wish, saying that I suffered many injuries. Bad luck for me or bad luck that I had my body this way,” he said.

“He has had another one and in some ways that is also part of the sport. I congratulate him for everything he is achieving and it doesn’t cause me any kind of frustration.”

The 37-year-old also spoke about fellow Spaniard, the new kid on the block Carlos Alcaraz, winner of this year’s Wimbledon.

“He has been the world number one until recently. Although he’s very young right now, practically the only rival I see for him is Djokovic,” Nadal added.

Despite losing his record of Grand Slam titles to current world number one Djokovic, Nadal is more than happy with what he has achieved in his career to date.

“I said it when I was the one with the most Slams, I said it when we were tied and I say it now that I am behind. I am not going to be the one who tries, through a personal struggle, to want to be what I am not,” he said.

“What is, is, and what is not, is not. I say this, I am very satisfied with everything that I have done.”– Reuters.

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Kafelapanjila flourishing for the Miracle Boys

Curtworth Masango

TALENTED Yadah Stars midfielder Prosper Kafelapanjila has caught the eye even as the Miracle Boys continue to struggle in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League this season.

He has been their standout player and has attracted rave reviews.

“My season, so far, is good,” he told Zimpapers Sports.

“I can’t really complain even though I want more but it’s quite good.

“So far, I have managed 15 starts out of 23 games and other matches coming in as a substitute, of all the minutes I managed to play so far I have scored three goals and provided four assists.

“I am looking forward to finish in the top eight among the goal scorers and have double figures of assists.

“That’s my personal target and to finish in the top 10 as a team is my other target.”

The Miracle Boys host Bulawayo Chiefs at Baobab tomorrow.

“It’s not going to be an easy game,” he said.

“Bulawayo Chiefs might not be a very talented side but it’s a side full of hard workers, they have fighting spirit, so playing such a side requires us to be at our best as a team to get maximum points.

“Playing a team that won against Dynamos, we need to stick to our normal gameplay and work hard as a team, maximum concentration is a necessity.

“I think if we do so we will win come Saturday.”

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Online Reporter

PROPHET Magaya says he underestimated the cost of building a stadium and his ambitious capital-incentive project has left him virtually BROKE.
He is building the Heart Stadium at his Yadah Hotel Complex in Waterfalls.

“The costs are huge and right now l can say it has left him as a person who can be called BROKE.

“You have to adjust just about everything, cutting on a lot of things just to make sure you keep funding such a project.

“In this heat, because of the challenges, the drink of choice becomes the ‘freezit’ because that is affordable.”