LONDON (AFP) - Defending champion Rafael Nadal is poised to end Roger Federer's lingering dream of a seventh Wimbledon title and reluctantly nip ahead in the race to be crowned the greatest player of all time. World number one Nadal took his Grand Slam title tally to 10 with a sixth French Open win two weeks ago -- his fourth final win in Paris over Federer -- and is now only six majors behind the great Swiss. The Spaniard will be chasing his third Wimbledon trophy, a feat which could sink for good Federer's hopes of a seventh title to match the record of Pete Sampras. Crucially time is on Nadal's side. He is almost five years younger than Federer who, at 29, will be acutely aware that Sampras's seventh and last Wimbledon triumph in 2000 came two months before he reached the same age. But Nadal, the 2008 and 2010 Wimbledon champion and runner-up in 2006 and 2007, is not prepared to write off his great rival, who he has faced 25 times, just yet. "When you talk about these statistics, when you try and make these comparisons, really it's not very interesting to me," said Nadal, who will head to Wimbledon with his batteries recharged following an early defeat at Queens. "I'm very happy with what I have, with who I am. I'm not the best player in the history of tennis. I think I'm amongst the best. That's true. That's enough for me." Federer, now without a Grand Slam title since his 16th major at the 2010 Australian Open, was stunned by the Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon last year. It was his earliest exit at the All England Club since his first round loss to Mario Ancic in 2002. But he has been buoyed by his run to the French Open final, ending Novak Djokovic's 43-match winning streak in the semi-finals. Wimbledon is his second home. "This is where it all started for me back in 2003; or even with beating Pete Sampras earlier in 2001. So that's why I always really enjoy coming back," said Federer. "The huge priority is to win Wimbledon. That's always, for me, the No. 1 goal of the season." Djokovic, the Australian Open winner who is poised to depose Nadal as world number one, has yet to make a Wimbledon final, losing in the 2010 semi-final to Berdych in straight sets and to Nadal, also in the last four, in 2007.