Unfair advantage: Tennis great’s crazy claim about Federer and Nadal

Tennis great Gustavo Kuerten says the likes of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have an unfair advantage over players from previous generations.

Nadal’s extraordinary 13th French Open title saw the Spaniard equal Federer’s record of 20 career grand slam singles titles.

The pair are regarded by many as the greatest tennis players of all time, with many also believing that it’s just a matter of time before Novak Djokovic overtakes their career haul.

However, Kuerten says Federer and Nadal owe as much to scientific advancement as they do to their undisputed talent, when not comes to measuring their trophy hauls.

“The fact is that life is going to change a lot over the next 50 years, and this is a reflection of what is to come,” Kuerten said.

“The human being is different, one is born to live 150 years. Sport, and tennis, are on the crest of that wave.

“Nadal and Federer have five or eight years of extra tennis life compared to previous generations.

Kuerten points to the fact that the 39-year-old Federer is still competing for grand slam titles and 34-year-old Nadal has just won his 20th.


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