Nadal honoured by Borg comparison

Updated: 06 June 2011 14:23 IST

Rafael Nadal said he was honoured to be compared to Bjorn Borg after equalling the great Swede's record of six French Open titles with his 7-5, 7-6 (7/3), 5-7, 6-1 win over Roger Federer on Sunday.

Nadal honoured by Borg comparison
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Rafael Nadal said he was honoured to be compared to Bjorn Borg after equalling the great Swede's record of six French Open titles with his 7-5, 7-6 (7/3), 5-7, 6-1 win over Roger Federer on Sunday. (In Pics: Nadal's six French Open triumphs)

But the Spaniard ruled out suggestions that he was now to be regarded as the greatest player of all time.

"It's very special to equal the six French Opens of Bjorn Borg, but the most important thing is to win Roland Garros," said the world number one.

"I have worked hard to be here and to play here another time. It's an honour to be compared to Borg."

Nadal now has 10 Grand Slam titles made up of six French, two Wimbledon and one each at the US and Australian Opens.

Federer still leads the way with 16 majors, but with Nadal almost five years' the Swiss star's junior, expectations are high that the Spaniard will race past that total.

However, he was keen to play down the hype.

"I'm not the best player in the history of tennis but I'm amongst the best and that's enough for me," he said.

Topics : Rafael Nadal Andy Murray Juan Martin del Potro Novak Djokovic Venus Williams Tennis French Open 2011 French Open 2011 French Open 2011
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