Rafael Nadal can beat Roger Federer's record: Boris Becker

Boris Becker admitted that earlier, he had his reservations but watching Rafael Nadal play recently has convinced him that he can surpass Roger Federer's 17 Grand Slam wins.

Updated: October 17, 2013 21:22 IST
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Paris: Rafael Nadal is capable of beating Roger Federer's record haul of 17 Grand Slams, former German number one Boris Becker told AFP on Thursday.

"If you'd asked me that a few years ago, I'd have said no. But this year he (Nadal) has returned to his top form and now has 13 titles to his credit," Becker said.

"He's 27 and doesn't intend to stop there.

"He's capable of getting more," added the London-based star.

"Nadal is a great competitor. After all that happened to him last season (a long lay-off with a left knee injury) to return and have the success he's had this year in becoming world number one again is almost a miracle."

Becker was talking about Nadal, who has won 10 titles including the French Open and US Open, at an event linked to the German's participation in the Doha Goals sports forum in Qatar in December.

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