Rafael Nadal may be one grand slam away from equalling Roger Federer's record and could finish the year overtaking Novak Djokovic to become world number one - but he insists he is chasing no one.
Nadal won his 19th major title in dramatic fashion after holding off a remarkable comeback from Russian Daniil Medvedev in Sunday's US Open final.
He led by two sets and a break but ended up playing for almost five hours before closing out a breathless 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4 victory.
A fourth US Open title has opened up the possibility of stealing a march on his two 'big three' rivals, but the 33-year-old Spaniard said: "I don't look (at) it that way.
"I always say the same, I would love to be the one who wins more, but I am playing tennis because I love to play tennis.
"You can't be all day looking next to you if one has more or one has a little bit less, because you will be frustrated.
"I really believe that I will not be happier or less happy if that happens or does not happen."