Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer always respected each other


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Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer always respected each other

In an interview, Rafael Nadal's uncle Toni commented on the friendship and respect between Roger Federer and his nephew. "This rivalry was an example. He won 6-3 6-0 in the London ATP Finals and when he shaked Rafael's hand, he touched his arm.

When he defeated Roger 6-3 6-1 6-0 in 2008, he did not fall on the ground because he knew the magnitude of his win over the biggest rival. While sometimes you look at some football teams doing certain things to their opponents...

In the end you need to be respectful." Meanwhile Thiem's agent Herwig Straka commented on Dominic potential: "I think he can do more than Andy Murray. He can become the new Nadal, Federer and Djokovic of the new generation, being ten years younger.

He needs to settle himself on the top three or five, that needs to be his goal. I see Roger and Rafa not playing for a too long time. There are many other young guys who played at a high level but that were not consistent."

The former world No. 5 Fernando Gonzalez mentioned Roger Federer as his favorite player, while he added: "My biggest idols were Boris Becker, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras. The biggest idol, by far, Agassi, because he was a simple and humble person."

Gonzalez also thanked his fans for supporting him in tough moments: "I loved to be on a tennis court but in the same time I wanted to be in Chile and with my dearest ones. The person I am is thank to tennis." He finally shared an interesting opinion: "It worries me that the most little generations want to be high level athletes for money."