Rafael Nadal believes his nine French Open titles can be broken after the Spaniard storms into the last 16 with 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 win over Andrey Kuznetsov
Paris: Rafael Nadal believes his record of nine French Open titles can be beaten, even if fellow Roland Garros legend Gustavo Kuerten believes it may take an extra-terrestrial to do it.
"Nine in 10 years. I’m sure it will never happen again. It's impossible," said triple champion Kuerten. "Rafa... he's not from this world."
Rafael Nadal celebrates his win over Andrey Kuznetsov in the French Open on Saturday. Pic/Getty Images
But Nadal, who stayed on course for a 10th title on Saturday when he swept into the fourth round, insists that his record is far from secure.
"First of all, I am from this planet, I think," smiled Nadal after his 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 win over Russian world number 120 Andrey Kuznetsov.
Nadal, chasing a 10th Roland Garros title, will tackle Jack Sock of the United States for a place in the quarter-finals.
"Second thing, thanks to Guga for the words. Third thing, it's true that it is probably a tough record to beat. But at the same time, I tell you one thing: If I did it, somebody else can do it."