Federer greatest of all time, says Nadal's uncle

  • Agencies, Wellington
  • Updated: Dec 01, 2014 05:54 IST

Rafael Nadal's uncle and coach Toni believes that Roger Federer and not his 14-time Grand Slam champion nephew deserves to be considered the greatest tennis player of all time.

Federer holds the record for Grand Slam titles with 17, adding his first Davis Cup title last weekend to his list of achievements. Toni said that Federer is the best of all time, adding that the numbers say so.

Toni also said that Federer is the best in the history of the game alongside Rod Laver, Stuff.co.nz reported.

However, Rafael has consistently had the upper hand on the World No. 2 throughout their illustrious careers. The Spaniard holds a 23-10 record over Federer and hasn't lost to him in a Slam since the 2007 Wimbledon final.

Toni said that Federer has won 17 Slams, Rafael 14, adding that the Swiss was No. 1 for five years, while Rafael was for three. Therefore, he added that there is no discussion; Federer is the best.

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