After Rafael Nadal’s 14th victory at Roland-Garros, Andy Murray, ex-world number 1 and double gold medalist, estimated that the record held by “Rafa” could never be beaten. “(Carlos) Alcaraz is 19, so he should win Roland-Garros every year until he is 33 to get 14 titles. I don’t think that can happen,” he said. on the young Spaniard, whom most observers see as Nadal’s successor
Former world No.1 Andy Murray said on Monday, on the sidelines of the ATP 250 tournament in Stuttgart where he must make his comeback on the grass, that it was unimaginable that Rafael Nadal’s record of 14 titles at Roland-Garros could one day be surpassed, or even equaled. “Winning the same Grand Slam tournament fourteen times is just unbelievable,” Murray said.
“I don’t think that can happen”
“(Carlos) Alcaraz is 19, so he should win Roland-Garros every year until he is 33 to get 14 titles. I don’t think that can happen,” he said. about the young Spaniard, in whom most observers see the successor of “Rafa”. “Hardly any player on the circuit will have the opportunity to play 14 times at Roland-Garros, and even less to win it (14 times)”, continued the now 68th player in the world, opposed to the 1st round of the Stuttgart tournament. Australian Christopher O’Connell, 116th in the world, out of qualifying.
The Scot prepared on grass, his favorite surface, by participating last week in the Surbiton challenger tournament in London, where he reached the semi-finals, eliminated in three sets in the last four by the American Denis Kudla (77th worldwide).