Rafael Nadal explains differences between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic

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Rafael Nadal explains differences between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic

Rafael Nadal says that facing Roger Federer is very different than facing Novak Djokovic and vice-versa. 'There are obvious differences,' said the Spanish player. 'You know that. Just like me. These two players have totally different styles.

Playing Federer is totally different to playing Djokovic. In any case, these are totally different matches against Federer. These were far more tactical matches, and more repetitive, as well. Against Novak, I think we'll use all our shots.

We'll have to be more tactical at some stage. Well, anyway, these two players have totally different styles. Very high quality of tennis. Beautiful tennis.' Nadal also spoke about football stars and in general, about great sportsmen: 'I have met (Lionel) Messi in Barcelona but long time ago.

I admire a lot of people outside tennis, especially I admire the people who really are helping the others in the right way, taking his time to take the people who really needs and the good people. If we are talking about sports, Messi, Cristiano are amazing what they are doing.

This rivalry brings the football to another level in my opinion. Every season they are improving his numbers. That's something amazing. I love a lot of Spanish sportsmen. If we talk about golf, well, Sergio Garcia is doing well.

He is playing fantastically after having some tough times. For sure, always in golf Tiger Woods, his eyes, mentality when he's playing, when he's competing, it's very, very difficult to say I cannot admire this mentality on a golf course and during competition.

He really is focused on what he is doing, and he really believes that he is going to make the right shot in important moment. That's something. His determination in important moments is something difficult to have, and he has.

I admire that a lot.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title