Roland-Garros: Federer congratulates Nadal on his title in Paris
His reaction was expected. It didn’t take long. A few minutes after Rafael Nadal’s 13th title at Roland Garros, which allows him to equal the 20 Grand Slam coronations of Switzerland, Roger Federer cracked a long and touching message of congratulations on social networks. In the photo accompanying the tweet, we see the two tenors of world tennis posing with all smiles on the occasion of a “Match for Africa” which was played at the beginning of the year in the football stadium of Cape Town with more than 50,000 spectators… Obviously a record for a tennis match.
“I have always had immense respect for my friend Rafa as a person and a champion. He’s been my biggest rival for years, I think we both pushed each other to be better players. That’s why it’s an honor for me to congratulate him on his 20th Grand Slam victory. It’s fantastic that he’s managed to win Roland Garros 13 times, it’s one of the greatest achievements in the history of sport. I also congratulate his team, because no one can do it all alone. “
In passing, the Swiss did not forget to congratulate his “best enemy” for having joined him at the top of world tennis by winning this 20th Grand Slam title. “I hope this 20th title is just another step in our journey, both of you. Well done Rafa. You deserve it. “
Package for the end of the 2020 season after his two operations on his right knee this summer, Federer, 39, therefore makes an appointment with his rival for 2021.
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