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Tennis: Nadal says he's not targeting Federer's record

Published on Jun 11, 2013 7:28 PM
 
Eight-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal said in an interview published on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, that he is not setting his sights on Roger Federer's record of 17 Grand Slam tennis titles, despite claiming his 12th at Roland Garros last weekend. -- FILE PHOTO: AP

MADRID (AFP) - Eight-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal said in an interview published on Tuesday that he is not setting his sights on Roger Federer's record of 17 Grand Slam tennis titles, despite claiming his 12th at Roland Garros last weekend.

A comfortable three-set victory over compatriot David Ferrer moved the Spaniard into joint third on the all-time list of Grand Slam winners alongside Australian Roy Emerson. American Pete Sampras has 14.

That came after he only recently returned from seven months out with a knee injury.

But Nadal claimed he was happy just to be on the court again.

 
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