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Will Nadal surpass great rival Federer in major quest?

(CNN)No sooner had Rafael Nadal wiped away the red dust from his eyes and taken his hands off the resplendent trophy, the inevitable question raced towards him.Can he catch Roger Federer? Can he usurp his great rival at the very top of men's tennis and become the most successful male tennis player of all time?Nadal's victory over Dominic Thiem in the final of Sunday's French Open moved the Spaniard to 18 grand slam titles -- just two behind the Swiss great.It added another twist to their enduring narrative and sparked fresh impetus for the latter stages of their remarkable careers.Despite extending his record to an astonishing 12 French Open titles, Nadal is used to his achievements being inextricably linked with those of Federer and he ha ...