Nadal: 'I was more excited than ever before facing Roger Federer in 2004'


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Nadal: 'I was more excited than ever before facing Roger Federer in 2004'

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer became inquisitors one another. The Spanish player recalled his first head to head meeting ever against the Basel native. Nadal said: "I was more excited than ever. I had nothing to lose, everything to win.

I think you were a bit sick in that moment but I played great, it was an amazing experience, it was just passion and motivation." Federer spoke about how it feels to play for a team like at the Laver Cup and drew the differences to when it's singles: "It's different.

Team is always very special, you are able to go high five, jump into somebody's arms after winning, very special. When you are alone it's like you are alone and you wish that there was a team sport and all the guys around.

This is why Laver Cup is so special for us." Nadal added: "In team when you lose you share the lose so it's a little bit better and when you win it's better because it's great together." Meanwhile the 18-year-old Indian golfer Diksha Dagar praised Novak Djokovic's attitude during his fifth-set Wimbledon final win over Federer earlier this year.

The Serb saved two consecutive match points. "I love his attitude. He always wants to win. There are times when he gets so angry when he is playing badly. he is all about 'I want to win this tournament'", said Dagar.