Rafael Nadal admits Roger Federer regret and provides injury update – Federer has won 20 Grand Slam tournaments throughout his career four more than his long-standing Spanish rival. The pair have ruled tennis for over a decade along with Novak Djokovic who has racked up 12 honours. Nadal still harbours hopes of one day beating Federers record and he claims that had injuries not played havoc then he may already be nearer to the tally. The world No 1 was forced to withdraw from the Australian Open quarter-finals this year through injury a competition which Federer again reigned supreme. Related articles Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to earn MORE money at Wimbledon 2018 Rafael Nadal explains Federer and Djokovic problem for rising stars GETTY Rafael Nadal has won 16 Grand Slam titles One day I counted all the Grand Slams in which I have not been able to compete in normal conditions and there are many Rafael Nadal They have been complicated moments Nadal said. I feel like I’ve missed many important opportunities in my career. One day I counted all the Grand Slams in which I have not been able to compete in normal conditions and there are many. When it happens to you in the quarters of Australia gaining momentum and with a good option to arrive at the end and to compete even with Federer then it hurts. ATP Rankings: Who is the men’s singles world No 1? Mon April 23 2018 Express Sport runs through the current ATP men’s singles rankings who is world No 1? Getty Images 1 of 10 10. David Goffin 2930 points Nadal tried to bounce back from his disappointment Down Under at the Mexican Open in February. The 31-year-old traveled to the event but had to withdraw just days before the start adding to his frustration. “I go home I do everything I have to do to recover I go back to Acapulco and the day before I debut I break again he added. I missed out on Indian Wells and Miami which are two tournaments in which historically I have done well. GETTY Roger Federer has 20 Grand Slam wins to his name They are unpleasant moments to withstand the pull but you have to have patience. Nadal was grateful that some of his injuries have allowed him continue with his life but his latest hip problem was not one of those. There are some that allow me to play golf go diving or do other things and get in another way he said. But if you can not do anything like this last one in the Psoas-Iliac (thigh) it’s worse. He has since returned to action on the clay winning in Monte Carlo and Barcelona as he prepares for the French Open. BetterNews.info news website The post Rafael Nadal admits Roger Federer regret and provides injury update appeared first on BetterNews.info – news website.