Nadal unsure if he can match major record; aims for 2016 Games

by: Matt Cronin February 14, 2014

Tags: Rafael Nadal

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In a press conference for next week’s tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Rafael Nadal says “I don't know if I'm able to reach Federer's record of 17 Grand Slams,” in an interview translated by BreakPoint BR. The Spaniard owns 13 major titles.

The 27-year-old hopes to compete in the 2016 Olympics in Rio, which will be contested on clay. He won the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

“It is difficult to predict what will happen over the next two-and-a-half years, but I am motivated to arrive at the Olympic Games in 2016 and be competitive,” Nadal said. “The fact that the Olympic Games will be on clay gives me a little bit of extra motivation. Representing my country at an Olympic Games, at Beijing 2008, was one of the greatest moments of my career.”

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