Roger Federer expressed the type of relation He has with Rafael Nadal
The Tennis legends met in South Africa to play the Match for Africa 6.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have a long history with lots of excitement and emotions.
Although they are playing for their own records, but they are very close friends outside the court.
for that, Roger Federer revealed exactly his relationship type with Rafael Nadal
“It’s nice to call one of your biggest rivals one of your friends. He’s not my closest friend.”
“I’m not his closest friend as well. He’s got his whole Spanish way of life with all his best friends and I have mine as well”
“I think we understand each other very well. We like seeing each other and chatting together and making sure that tennis moves forward the right way.”
“We’ve done so many promotions together. And charitable things like the Bushfire Relief in Australia.”
“I played in Majorca in the Clay-Grass court. I played in Madrid for his foundation.”
“He came to Zurich to play in my match for Africa as well [in 2010]. It’s just nice”
“I remember Rafa when he was young and he was so shy and he was looking up to me and he said whatever Roger wants I’m happy with that”
“and then he grew in a much stronger character and we had still a good time, but obviously the rivalry grew.”
“And then today, with all that time that has passed, we still see that we’re on the final stretch in some ways.Roger Federer reveals about his relationship with Rafael Nadal Embed from Getty Images
Moreover, Roger Federer revealed that They have the ultimate respect for each other.
“Also we see life quite different but I think we have the ultimate respect for one another.”
“as I have for anybody who has achieved as much as he has and regardless of all the records that he’s about to break of mine or vice versa,”
“I think we’re happy for one another and so for me, I’m very happy and excited that he’s here in Cape Town”
“and coming and playing again in a completely different place and different surroundings than we’ve ever been to. And so it’s going to be wonderful,” Roger Federer said.