Rafael Nadal is all-time best: Agassi

Singapore: Andre Agassi has picked Rafael Nadal ahead of Grand Slam record-holder Roger Federer when asked to choose the best player in tennis history, a report said yesterday.

Andre Agassi
Andre Agassi 

The American, putting a new slant on one of the sport's great debates, said he prefers Nadal because the Spaniard has thrived in an ultra-competitive "golden age of tennis".

"I'd put Nadal number one, Federer number two," Agassi told Straits Times. "Federer separated himself from the field for four years. He separated himself from Roddick and (Lleyton) Hewitt," Agassi added.

"Nadal had to deal with Federer, Djokovic, Murray in the golden age of tennis. He's not done yet."

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