“Totally Hilarious”: Tennis Fans Compare Roger Federer’s Message to Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal

Published 07/12/2021, 7:00 AM EDT
Novak Djokovic of Serbia, Rafael Nadal of Spain and Roger Federer of Switzerlan wait to go on stage during the ATP Heritage Celebration at The Waldorf=Astoria on in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)


World No. 1 Novak Djokovic grabbed his 20th Grand Slam title at the Wimbledon Championships 2021. He has now equaled both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the Grand Slam tally and is just two Wimbledon titles short of Federer’s Wimbledon record. Facing Matteo Berrettini in the finals, the Serb played some amazing tennis and won the match despite losing the first set. The final scoreline of the match was 6(4)-7(7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.

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Roger Federer congratulated Novak Djokovic on Twitter after his phenomenal victory at the Wimbledon Championships 2021. He tweeted, “Congrats Novak on your 20th major. I’m proud to have the opportunity to play in a special era of tennis champions. Wonderful performance, well done!”

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In response, Djoker also said some kind words to the Swiss Maestro on Twitter. He wrote, “Likewise, Roger. Thank you very much for your kind words!”

However, some fans on Twitter are comparing Federer’s tweet to the one he wrote when Rafael Nadal won his 20th Grand Slam title at the French Open 2020.

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Twitter reacts as Roger Federer drafts two completely different messages for Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal

A fan compared the two messages that Federer wrote for Rafa and Nole when they won their 20th Grand Slam title. There seems to be a difference between the two tweets because, for Nadal, Roger wrote a big message and even shared a picture with the Spaniard, congratulating him on his splendid achievement. On the other hand, for Djokovic, Federer just wrote a simple message.

Many more fans laughed at what they believe to be the ‘hypocrisy’ of Federer. A fan even wrote, Totally hilarious. Roger telling the world who he sees as a threat. Go back to Roger’s history and see who he praises. Compare how he spoke of Murray when Murray was beating him and when he started losing to Roger.”

However, a fan wrote that this is not at all disrespectful to Nole as the bond Federer shares with Rafa is different than what he shares with Djokovic.

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All of the ‘Big Three’ now have 20 Grand Slam titles in front of their names. Who will be able to end his career with more majors?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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