‘That Bast*Rd Was Laughing at My English’ – Rafael Nadal Reveals Roger Federer Poking Fun at Him While Shooting a Commercial

Published 09/29/2022, 12:00 PM EDT

On the tennis court, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have had many memorable moments together. Earlier this month, the swiss maestro announced his retirement and played his last match at the Laver Cup. He decides to play doubles with Rafael Nadal, his former archrival turned close friend, for his final match.

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However, both the tennis giants were part of one of the greatest rivalries of all time. But off the tennis court, they shared a great bond, with all the cheerful faces, smiling endlessly. And after the Swiss maestro’s last match, they both sobbed openly, leaving tennis fans to cherish their friendship forever.

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Rafael Nadal discloses what made Roger Federer laugh

In a recent interaction, when talking about their emotional moment, the Spaniard was questioned about a video that still rules the internet. Around 7 years ago, they both were shooting for a commercial and shared a genuine laugh together. 

Tennis – Laver Cup – 02 Arena, London, Britain – September 23, 2022 Team Europe’s Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal react during their doubles match against Team World’s Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

When asked about what made the swiss maestro laugh so hard. The 22-time Grand Slam champion replied, saying, “Well, basically the bast*rd was laughing at my English.” Even remembering that time, the former world number one couldn’t help giggling, and he burst out laughing as he said this. In that video, the swiss maestro was not able to hold his laughter hearing his tennis fellow English.

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Seeing the tennis legends express their emotions at the Laver Cup made tennis fans skip a beat, and why not? It was something we have never seen and would never possibly experience for the second time.

Federer thanks Nadal for playing by his side

Nadal‘s longtime rival and friend, Federer, recently thanked him for playing in his farewell match alongside him. The former world number one said that he will never forget the 22-time Grand Slam champion’s willingness to compete, despite facing injuring and wanting to be with his wife as they are ready to welcome their first child.  

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Federer called up the tennis giant after the US Open to ask about his participation in the ultimate game. And the 20-time Grand Slam champion was very happy that he got an opportunity to play his last match with his fellow friend. They competed against the American duo who played for team world as they represented Team Europe. However, they lost the doubles match but won millions of hearts. Notably, the Spaniard withdrew for the rest of the tournament and is spending time with his family.

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Pratishtha Prakash

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Pratishtha Prakash is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism from MIT ADT University, Pune. In the past, she has interned at the sports desk of The Hitavada, a regional English daily newspaper.

Edited By: Pritam Priyedarshi

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