French Open 2020 - 'Rafael Nadal has best chance of ending up men's GOAT' - Mats Wilander
Rafael Nadal has the best chance of going down as the greatest men's tennis player of all time, that's according to Eurosport expert Mats Wilander after the Spaniard beat Novak Djokovic 6-0 6-2 7-5 at Roland Garros to equal his great friend and rival Roger Federer's tally of 20 Grand Slam singles titles. Tim Henman gave a different perspective on the classic debate.
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates with the trophy after his victory over Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the final of the men’s singles at Roland Garros
"With Novak Djokovic being three behind now, of course there is a good chance for him," Wilander said in the Eurosport studio.
"We have our doubts about Roger Federer, of course, if he can still win another one because he is a genius.
Rafa Nadal probably has the best chance to go down as the greatest male tennis player of all time.
"I think with Rafa winning here - I know he doesn't talk about it - it probably now at least gives him another few years of energy to keep going."
'Nadal has best chance of going down as men's GOAT' - Wilander
Henman saw it slightly differently, though, predicting that world number one Djokovic still has the best chance of topping the all-time list eventually.
"It is going to be interesting to watch," Henman said.
If I had to pick one I would go for Djokovic. I just look at his game, but also the physicality as his body seems to be in good shape.
"I think Rafa's body has been a bit more beaten up over the years with the problems with his knees that he has had.
"To draw level on 20 [Grand Slams] is just beyond even his wildest dreams."
Wilander: 'I'm surprised Nadal played that well'
It was a quite breathtaking triumph for Nadal: not only in equalling Federer’s tally and extending his unbelievable run at Roland Garros, but in putting his greatest current rival away in devastatingly convincing fashion.