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Roger Federer Retirement: Rafael Nadal pays moving tribute to ‘friend and rival Roger Federer


Roger Federer Retirement: Roger Federer’s on-field rival Rafael Nadal posted a heartfelt tweet to the Swiss legend after teh 41-year old announced…

Roger Federer Retirement: Roger Federer’s on-field rival Rafael Nadal posted a heartfelt tweet to the Swiss legend after teh 41-year old announced that his career would come to an end after the Laver Cup this month. Federer and Nadal’s face-off on the Tennis courts has been regarded as one of the greatest on-field  rivalries in Tennis and the 36-year old paid a moving tribute through his tweet on Thursday. Follow Tennis news and LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN 

Roger Federer Retirement: Rafael Nadal pays moving tribute to ‘friend and rival Roger Federer, posts emotional tweet after his retirement announcement – Check Out  

Dear Roger,my friend and rival.
I wish this day would have never come. It’s a sad day for me personally and for sports around the world.
It’s been a pleasure but also an honor and privilege to share all these years with you, living so many amazing moments on and off the court 👇🏻

— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) September 15, 2022

The two greats of the game despite having played numerous matches against each other, they have always been close friends off the court sharing a good rapport with each other. Posting an emotional tribute to his friend, Nadal called it a sad day for sports and tweeted, “Dear Roger, my friend and rival. I wish this day would have never come. It’s a sad day for me personally and for sports around the world. It’s been a pleasure but also an honor and privilege to share all these years with you, living so many amazing moments on and off the court.”

He further added, “We will have many more moments to share together in the future, there are still lots of things to do together, we know that. For now, I truly wish you all the happiness with your wife, Mirka, your kids, your family and enjoy what’s ahead of you. I’ll see you in London.”

Roger Federer Retirement: Rafael Nadal pays moving tribute to 'friend and rival Roger Federer, posts emotional tweet after his retirement announcement - Check Out  
Roger Federer Retirement: Rafael Nadal pays moving tribute to ‘friend and rival Roger Federer, posts emotional tweet after his retirement announcement – Check Out  

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are regarded as the ‘Big three’ in Tennis as they have dominated the Men’s Singles circuit over the past two decades. While each of them share a great rivalry, Nadal and Federer matches against each other has a separate fanbase.

Though fans across the world will not be able to see the on-field rivalry between both the players anymore, at the Laver Cup this year, both the players are set to play for Team Europe, where Nadal and Federer can be seen together for one last time. The Laver Cup begins next week at London.

Both the players have faced each other 40 times in their career with Nadal leading the head-t0-head record 24-16. However, it was Federer who won seven of their last eight meetings. They last met at the semifinals in 2019 Wimbledon with Federer winning the contest in four sets.

Roger Federer Retirement: Rafael Nadal pays moving tribute to ‘friend and rival Roger Federer, posts emotional tweet after his retirement announcement – Check Out  





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