Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s rivalry is long known now. However, the court’s rivals are friends off the court, and both of them never shy away from appreciating each other.
In a conversation with the program ‘La Resistência,’ Rafael Nadal shared some interesting memories and times when he supported the Swiss against his opponents. Nadal, remembering the 2019 Wimbledon finals, said, “it was hard to see Federer lose.”
Additionally, Roger Federer was up against the current world number one Novak Djokovic in the final. Moreover, it was a match to remember, with the game going beyond 4 hours. However, the Serbian was able to get over Federer, who has 8 titles in SW19.
The Spaniard, reminiscing the memories of the epic match said, “it was hard, it was very hard. It was a party.” Remembering his match against the Swiss legend in 2008, Nadal said, “Our finals in 2008 went from less to more.”
“We All Thought That Federer Had Already Won”- Nadal
Comparing this match to the one with the 2019 Wimbledon finals, Nadal believes that the 2019 final was a little “inconsistent.”
Besides, Nadal and Federer’s 2008 final match might go in history as one of the greatest matches. Talking more about the 2019 Wimbledon finals, Nadal added, “The two sets that Roger won in the final with Djokovic were easy. At 40-15, we all thought he had already won.”
However, when asked if he supported Federer in that match, the current world number 2 hesitantly said, “I cannot tell you that.”
The 2019 Wimbledon finals might be one of the most interesting matches in the game, and Novak Djokovic came out to be the winner. Additionally, he defeated Federer by 7-6(5), 1-6, 7-6(4), 4-6, 13-12(3). Moreover, this was his fifth Wimbledon title.
The Djokovic and Federer rivalry is also something to talk about, especially in Wimbledon.