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Rafa’s French Open record will never be broken, according to Murray

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Nadal is one title short of winning the same amount at just one tournament as Pete Sampras did in Grand Slams.

No hard feelings … Spain’s Rafael Nadal shakes hands with Britain’s Andy Murray at the end of one of their French Open showdowns. File Picture: Dominique Faget

PARIS – Rafa Nadal’s record of 13 French Open singles titles is one of sport’s all-time greatest achievements and one that is unlikely to ever be broken, Andy Murray has said.

Spaniard Nadal beat Novak Djokovic 6-0 6-2 7-5 in the Roland Garros final on Sunday to draw level with Roger Federer on 20 Grand Slam titles.

“It’s an amazing achievement,” Murray told reporters in Cologne ahead of an ATP 250 event. “I don’t think what (Nadal) has done at Roland Garros will ever be beaten.

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray.

“He’s one short of winning the same amount at just one tournament as Pete Sampras did in Grand Slams.

“I think it’s one of the best records in sport, maybe the best.

“I don’t think it will ever be repeated and I actually don’t think anyone will get close to it.”

Of the ‘Big Three’, Murray thought it would be Nadal or Djokovic (17 majors) who would finish their careers with the most Grand Slam titles.

“Providing they all stay fit and if they retire all at the same age, then I would think it would be between Rafa and Novak,” he said.

Reuters