After his first title in nine months Sunday in Buenos Aires, Rafael Nadal sat down with former No. 1 Mats Wilander and said he wants to break the tie he and Pete Sampras share with 14 career Slams. But he doesn’t want to talk right now about matching Roger Federer at 17.
“Well I have 14 now, it’s true that I have the same one Pete Sampras that has,” Nadal said. “I would love to have one more than Pete. So I gonna try my best to be 15. And then we’ll see.”
Nadal’s Buenos Aires title was his 46th on clay, and after a recalculation in ATP record books, he’s now three behind Guillermo Vilas’s revised record of 49 clay victories.
The win was Nadal’s 65th overall, which put him ahead of Sampras’s 64.
Rafa is ranked No. 3 this week. He will be seeded third at Indian Wells.
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