Roger Federer: "What Rafael Nadal has done is truly incredible"



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Roger Federer: "What Rafael Nadal has done is truly incredible"

After almost a year without playing any official match and with a continuous aura of mystery about his possible return to the court, Roger Federer has finally spoken, releasing some statements on his future and on what the current conditions of his knee are.

The Swiss tennis player, in an interview with SRF Sport, addressed some interesting topics and launched some important indications on his return to the court, with the declared goal of participating in the Laver Cup and the Basel tournament at the end of the year.

Federer, who was operated on in August last year, played his last official match on July 7, losing in three sets to Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon.

Roger Federer's beautiful words about Rafael Nadal

The 40-year-old from Basel, a 20-time slam champion, praised the umpteenth triumph of his lifelong opponent Rafael Nadal, absolute ruler over Paris.

"I didn't watch the final, I watched a little bit of the quarter final before I went to sleep. It is incredible what Rafa has achieved. Pete Sampras' record, which I had beaten, was 14 Grand Slams. Now Rafa has won 14 times at Roland Garros.

It's incredible. I'm glad he did it again. Hats off to Rafa. After the tenth, eleventh time, I thought: This can't be true! But he keeps raising the bar. It's huge." The expectation for the Swiss player to return to the pitch therefore remains high, and the opportunity to do so would be one of the most spectacular.

If Federer were to recover in time for the Laver Cup, his presence would mean that for the second time in history, after the 2017 edition, it will be possible to witness the couple of couples: the Fedal, that is the Swiss tennis player and the Majorcan.

to compete on the same side of the net. The hope that this will happen is naturally great, but everything will depend on the recovery time of the Basel champion. Roger Federer's beautiful words about Rafael Nadal The 40-year-old from Basel, a 20-time slam champion, praised the umpteenth triumph of his lifelong opponent Rafael Nadal, absolute ruler over Paris.

"I didn't watch the final, I watched a little bit of the quarter final before I went to sleep. It is incredible what Rafa has achieved. Pete Sampras' record, which I had beaten, was 14 Grand Slams. Now Rafa has won 14 times at Roland Garros.

It's incredible. I'm glad he did it again. Hats off to Rafa. After the tenth, eleventh time, I thought: This can't be true! But he keeps raising the bar. It's huge." The expectation for the Swiss player to return to the pitch therefore remains high, and the opportunity to do so would be one of the most spectacular.

If Federer were to recover in time for the Laver Cup, his presence would mean that for the second time in history, after the 2017 edition, it will be possible to witness the couple of couples: the Fedal, that is the Swiss tennis player and the Majorcan.

to compete on the same side of the net. The hope that this will happen is naturally great, but everything will depend on the recovery time of the Basel champion.