Tennis: Rafael Nadal can be the greatest – Andre Agassi

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Former Wimbledon champion Andre Agassi insists that Rafael Nadal can become the greatest player of all time.

After another fantastic season, Nadal added more Grand Slams to his tally of 13 by winning his eighth French Open and third US Open.

Those victories put a bad few months for the Spaniard behind him as he looks to surpass Roger Federer’s all-time record of 17 major titles.

Agassi himself won eight Grand Slam titles between 1992 and 2003, but he believes that Federer may struggle to win future majors.

The American thinks that the presence of Nadal, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic will be too much for the Swiss star but admits he could win one if the trio fail to turn up for the big occasions.

The 43-year-old has said he isn’t surprised to see Murray suffer a dip in form after such an amazing year in which he won the Wimbledon title.

Agassi is confident Murray has the ability to challenge Nadal for many years to come, and once he has returned to fitness following back surgery.

Speaking about Nadal’s chances of passing Federer, Agassi said: “I think it’s fair to say that Rafa has a shot at it and one might argue has a good shot at it.

“I don’t see anyone winning the French (Open) for the next couple of years, but him. But that’s assuming he stays healthy. But this guy I don’t think has to win more to prove that he can be argued as the best of all time.”

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