Rafael Nadal Breaks The Grand Slam Record
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ESPN - Rafael Nadal's recent triumph at the Australian Open has effectively made him men's tennis GOAT, at least for for the time being, with 21 Grand Slam titles, one ahead of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. But despite the achievement, Nadal has since played down the importance of reaching 21 ahead of Federer and Djokovic, even when he has been asked frequently about the significance of a triumph in Australia. "I don't believe that my happiness, my future happiness depends on if I achieve one more Grand Slam than the others or if the others achieve more Grand Slams than me," Nadal said after beating Denis Shapovalov in the quarterfinals. "The fact that we are equal at 20, we share an amazing part of the history of our sport, and for me it's a real honor to be part of it, without a doubt." Nadal went onto add: "Let's enjoy the situation that we did, every one of us, we did very special things in our sport. Let's enjoy that. Doesn't matter the other thing."