Pete Sampras: Rafael Nadal is "incredible"

Rafael Nadal roars in celebration during the Australian Open quarter-final against Grigor Dimitrov in Melbourne on January 22, 2014
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Pete Sampras reveals that he is a big admirer of Rafael Nadal's game.

Pete Sampras has described Rafael Nadal as "incredible" and believes that the Spaniard can go far beyond his own tally of 14 Grand Slam titles.

The 27-year-old would equal the American's record with a win over Stanislas Wawrinka in the Australian Open final on Sunday.

He told BBC Sport: "I think he's incredible. I saw him play live for the first time on Friday night and the movement he has is incredible. He's able to adjust his shots on the run. I've never seen anything like it.

"Realistically, he could very well get 17, 18 majors when it's all said and done. He's a credit to the sport. I'm a fan."

Only Roger Federer, with 17 Grand Slam titles to his name, has won more Majors than Sampras.

Rafael Nadal celebrates his victory over Gael Monfils in their Australian Open third round match on January 18, 2014
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ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060
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