Matching Federer slam haul a ‘dream’ says Nadal


Rafael Nadal played down his chances of matching Roger Federer’s Grand Slam haul here Sunday, saying the likelihood of reaching his rival’s record of 16 titles remained “a dream.” After adding four more Grand Slam titles in the past year the 25-year-old Spanish world number one now has 10 to his name and will be targeting an 11th at Wimbledon over the next fortnight. Victory at the All England Club would see Nadal move alongside Bjorn Borg and Rod Laver in the all-time standings, one behind Roy Emerson on 12, three behind Pete Sampras (14) and five behind Federer. But Nadal dismissed suggestions that Federer’s record was in his sights here Sunday, saying he was “very far” from the Swiss master’s benchmark. “I am not close to the 16 of Roger,” Nadal said. “Sixteen is a lot. “We can dream about a lot of things.