Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal: The greatest tennis rivalry of all time
Tennis legend Roger Federer spoke with Rafael Nadal about his healthy and lasting rivalry on the tennis court.
The Swiss tennis aces has won a lot of success on the turf. Rafael Nadal, meanwhile, has largely succeeded over the years playing on clay. Although this is their strong point, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer went on to win victories on other surfaces.
Roger Federer says it makes his rivalry with Rafael Nadal even colder. Over the years, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal both participated in major events: Grand Slam tournaments, tournaments, base and tennis policy. The former world number one says it was a great trip up to now for him, with the Spaniard at his side.
"The way we are doing is very different, but we both find a way to excel.His course was based on a dirt field, and I was apparently very much based on a grass field, and we both got along well, other surfaces, "said Roger Federer, according to Express.
"I think all of this adds to the cool rivalry we've had, and then you add everything we have at the base, promotional actions we've done for the tour, political stuff, no matter what it's all about. summer, it was a hell of a Rafa trip side by side. "
After a two-year spell, Roger Federer will face Rafael Nadal in this year's Indian Wells Masters semifinal on Saturday. [Sunday in India]. Roger Federer is considered the favorite if you have to take the recent record in head-to-head between the two. The 37-year-old does not take into account the record of the past by facing Rafael Nadal this weekend.
"A lot of time has passed, a lot has happened in those 18 months [since we last played]. You can not just copy and paste and reproduce exactly the same thing. He is at a higher level than the Australian Open … especially in a place like Indian Wells, where he feels comfortable, he is clearly very hard to play, "said the winner Grand Slam 20 times.
"I keep my service comfortably, I'm mentally well placed when I go into my service games, so I hope I can continue like this, you obviously have to do it against Rafa." At this point in the tournament, you have to 39 bring your best game. "