Federer: '2008 Wimbledon vs Rafael Nadal is a favourite match for everyone'


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Federer: '2008 Wimbledon vs Rafael Nadal is a favourite match for everyone'

Roger Federer recalled his 2008 Wimbledon five-set final loss to Rafael Nadal. The Basel native said: "Somehow it's a favourite match for everyone, including me, because we were able to write history. This match gets in the debate speaking of the best games in tennis history, so I see it in a positive way.

On the other side, I knew I would have never had a chance to win Wimbledon six times in a row, which would have been a record." Federer has a lot of activities off the court, as he recently revealed: "I just bought myself a 1960s Mercedes bus, which is phenomenal.

We will pack up all the kids and hopefully we will do a sick road trip one day. Tuscany. We will, of course, drink wine. You don’t go there just to smell the flowers. Besides Moet, I like Cloudy Bar a lot." Federer concluded: "My favourite destination would have to be the Maldives.

I love a beach vacation with my family, where at the end of the day, I can have a beautiful quiet dinner with my wife or a wonderful time with friends. I also like a mountain vacation, with a view of a great blue sky and snowy peaks.

Sunglasses are also the one summer accessory I can’t live without." On Federer, the 15-year-old Cori Gauff said: "He definitely inspired me. When I lost Australian Open juniors first round, I talked to him. Gave me kind of a pep talk. The next tournament was French Open juniors and I ended up winning, so it helped."