Rafael Nadal praises Roger Federer as a rival and friend
It’s official now, Roger Federer is an inactive player and He will not show up in any official tournament. and Rafael Nadal says emotional words about Roger Federer
After playing doubles together and losing to Jack Sock and Francis Tiafoe. Rafael Nadal revealed his relationship side with Roger Federer and how He motivated him to be a better player.
“Roger was always there in front of me, For me, he was always the guy to beat. So at some point, we were probably the biggest rivals I think always in a very good way.”
“We have never had any big issues and always respected each other and our families too. But our personal relationship has got better and better over the years, and we approach life in a similar way.
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Moreover, Rafael Nadal went deep in his conference talking about Roger Federer and mentioned how proud He is to be a part of Roger Federer’s career.
“On the court, we have completely opposite styles, and that’s what probably makes our matches and our rivalry so big and interesting. I’m very proud to be part of his career in some way, but even happier to finish our career [rivalry] like friends after everything we shared on the court as rivals.”
“We have always had a very easy and positive relationship since the beginning, I don’t know, but since the beginning, I think the feelings have been positive. They have even grown in a better way over the years.“
“In some way, when you have a rivalry like we have had, we have played exhibitions for our foundations, we have shared important moments in the history of this sport.“
“On the court and off the court we were together, on the council for a long time. So we were able to build this relationship in a very positive way.“
“It is a very sad moment, but that is how it is. That is life, and the only thing I wish him is the best. The best of the best with every single thing that he will do, He deserves it: healthy, family, success. Everything.”
“He has been a very positive example for everyone, and for me personally, without a doubt.” Rafael Nadal said
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