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Rafael Nadal addresses Roger Federer record after beating Cam Norrie in Mexican Open final

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RAFAEL NADAL defeated Cam Norrie in the Mexican Open final.

Rafael Nadal has addressed moving closer to Roger Federer in an important record following his Mexican Open final victory over Britain’s Cam Norrie. The Spaniard comfortably defeated Norrie 6-4 6-4 to win Acapulco.

It is Nadal’s third title in 2022, meaning he has won every tournament in which is has competed.

And he moved closer to great rival Federer in terms of ATP tour wins.

Victory at the Mexican Open took Nadal to 91 ATP titles. He is closing in on Ivan Lendl’s 94.

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He still has some way to beat Federer and the legendary Jimmy Connors, though.

Federer has 103 while Connors holds the record with 109.

However, Nadal has frequently said he takes little notice of statistics and reinforced that point following his win over Norrie.

He has said he would rather focus on those records once he, Federer and Novak Djokovic.

“At the end of the day I’ve always said that this kind of records needs to be measured once your career is over,” Nadal said.

Federer has 103 while Connors holds the record with 109.

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However, Nadal has frequently said he takes little notice of statistics and reinforced that point following his win over Norrie.

He has said he would rather focus on those records once he, Federer and Novak Djokovic.

“At the end of the day I’ve always said that this kind of records needs to be measured once your career is over,” Nadal said.

“Today the most important thing is that I have won a prestigious tournament.”

Nadal has been in sensational form since the turn of the year. This was his third tournament success in as many attempts.

The Spaniard moved ahead of Big Three rivals Federer and Djokovic for Grand Slam titles in January.

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