“We Have A Great Story Together”- Rafael Nadal On Roger Federer

Published 03/02/2020, 11:33 AM EST


There is nothing that this writer can write that hasn’t already been written on the legendary rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

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For the past decade and a half, both these players have clashed against each other in iconic battles that defined men’s tennis of an entire era. Their matches pulled in record crowds and their fanbases went beyond the realms of tennis.

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In fact, their charity match in South Africa brought a crowd of over 51,000, which broke the all-time record. Rafa went on to describe the kind of relationship that the two stars have developed after years of competition.

What did Rafael Nadal say? 

This is what Rafael Nadal had to say about his relationship with Roger Federer –

“We’re having a great story together. We have had long careers. Facing each other in the most important tournaments for such a very, very long time. Creating positive things for charity, playing in special events like we did in Cape Town in South Africa like we did a few weeks again. It’s a rivalry, of course, but it’s also a friendship.”

This pretty much sums up the brilliant relationship between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. While they are the toughest competitor you will find on the court, they are pretty good friends off it. Their camaraderie was on full display in the charity event that they were a part of in South Africa.

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However, their careers are on pretty different tangents currently. While Federer has had to suffer an unfortunate knee injury because of which he will be out till Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal recently won the ATP 500 event in Acapulco.

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Their grand slam race looks closer than ever with Rafa breathing down the neck of Federer. He sits at 19 while Federer is at 20. In fact, the next grand slam will be Roland Garros, which is the preferred surface of Rafael Nadal. Things look to be going southwards for the fans of Roger Federer.

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Aryan Sharma

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Aryan Sharma is a WWE and Tennis author and editor at EssentiallySports. Being a journalism graduate from Delhi University, he combines his love for creating content with an astute knowledge of almost three eras of professional wrestling. He's also a Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova fan and likes to write on the social impact of these two legends beyond their achievements on the tennis court.

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