Roger Federer: 'Rafael Nadal is a leader, I love his winner mentality'


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Roger Federer: 'Rafael Nadal is a leader, I love his winner mentality'

In an interview to Radio Marca Roger Federer commented on how it will feel to play the Laver Cup in Geneva from 20 to 22 September with Rafael Nadal for Team Europe. "I love having Rafa on the team. He is a great player, super nice guy, winner mentality, I love the winner mentality, but he is also a leader so I learned a lot from him and he may have done the same, I am not sure but we already discussed about the Laver Cup in Australia together and I am very very happy that he decided to play, so can't wait", said Federer, who also added he hopes that his compatriot Stan Wawrinka will play the three-year men's tennis event."

Team Europe's captain Bjorn Borg said: "I am very happy to have Rafa in Team Europe again. He played two years ago in Prague and he did well. This year I have both Rafa and Federer in the team, so it looks very good.

Of course, I want to have the best team. They have a good relation. Even if they are super competitive they are good friends, respect each other, and to see Rafa and Federer playing doubles in Prague was fun and you could see that.

To have them on the team helps a lot because they respect everybody and they had to help the team to get a team spirit and that's very important." Borg added: "The two players I spoke to first were Roger and Rafa.

They immediately wanted to play. To come to Geneva in September is going to be a huge thing, so we’re all looking forward to it."