Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will retire together: Former world no. 1


by   |  VIEW 26984
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will retire together: Former world no. 1

When will Roger Federer retire? The former doubles no. 1 Paul McNamee answered this question. He said, 'Too easy. When Rafa (Nadal) calls it a day.' In his career, McNamee won two Australian Opens (1979 and 1983) and two French Opens (1980 and 1982).

Many people have shared this idea that Nadal and Federer may end their careers together, maybe in a doubles match at the Laver Cup. But Federer has insisted that Nadal is not his main motivation. 'I heard comments as well that people didn't think that maybe I would not be but look, if it wouldn't have been Rafa, it would have been somebody else who would have pushed me, and if I would not have been around, somebody else would push,' shared Federer on the subject.

Meanwhile, Marian Vajda praised Novak Djokovic's success in a short interview with Carole Bouchard after the Serbian player's win at the Rolex Shanghai Masters. Following the final between the Serbian player and the Croatian Borna Coric, Vajda said: 'It’s a miracle! I always had that belief in him.' Djokovic, who won the Rolex Shanghai Masters beating Borna Coric in the final on Sunday, said he felt grateful for the huge Chinese fanbase built over the years.

'Maybe I was Chinese in the past life,' the Serb said. 'I wouldn’t be surprised, to be honest, with the way I feel here and the way I communicate and have a relationship with the people.

It’s all very, very positive, for more than ten years that I have been coming to China. There is something special about this place that makes me feel like at home. ALSO READ: Paris Masters' tournament director on status of Rafa Nadal's knee injury