Roger Federer is the greatest: Rafael Nadal's uncle

Dec 01, 2014, 08:33 IST | AFP

Madrid: Rafael Nadal’s uncle and lifelong coach Toni Nadal believes Roger Federer and not his 14-time Grand Slam champion nephew deserves to be considered the all time greatest tennis player.

Switzerland’s Roger Federer after winning the Davis Cup recently 

Toni Nadal

Federer holds the record for Grand Slam titles with 17 and added his first ever Davis Cup title to his list of achievements last weekend. “I think he is (the best of all-time), the numbers say so,” Toni Nadal told Spanish radio station Cadena COPE. “Federer is the best in the history of the game alongside Rod Laver and, unfortunately for us, it is like that.”

Nadal though has consistently had the upper hand on the World No 2 throughout their careers. The Spaniard holds a 23-10 record over Federer.

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