In press conference at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart on Sunday a few minutes after he won the title beating the Canadian Milos Raonic in the final, Roger Federer revealed an interesting thing about his private conversation with his rival Rafael Nadal happened one week ago, probably via text messages. ´What Rafa has achieved in Roland Garros is phenomenal, I also told him that. I am looking forward to seeing him again´, Federer said.
The Swiss has 150 points more than Nadal currently in the ATP Rankings, which means a lot: ´Becoming number one again means the world to me. I‘m playing tennis half of my life, No. 1 is the most important achievement for a professional tennis player´, Federer recognized. ´I hoped to play some matches here. It became four. Especially the last two were very good. I hope that the No. 1 gives me a boost for Wimbledon.´
RF:“What Rafa has achieved in Roland Garros is phenomenal, I also told him that, looking forward to seeing him again“ #federer— Brian (@camerlengo73_2) 17 giugno 2018
RF:“Becoming No1 again means the world to me, of course being in the final means a lot too..but, I‘m playing tennis half of my life...No1 is the most important achievement for a professional tennis player“ #federer pic.twitter.com/hvnKZHTffe— Brian (@camerlengo73_2) 16 giugno 2018