- May 8, 2002
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After drawing level with Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slams last year, Rafael Nadal could once again capitalise on the Swiss's absence from the Australian Open to become the most successful player in men's tennis. Since triumphing at Melbourne Park in 2018, Federer has failed to add to his Grand Slam haul - with the main obstacles being the brilliance of Nadal and world number one Novak Djokovic as well as a knee injury that has left him on the sidelines for over a year. With Nadal having swept up another four majors over the last three years, including taking his Roland Garros tally to a jaw dropping 13 titles, he now stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Federer on the Grand Slam totem pole.