Roger Federer: 'Rafael Nadal and I can be very proud for our great careers'


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Roger Federer: 'Rafael Nadal and I can be very proud for our great careers'

Roger Federer is happy about sharing his era with Rafael Nadal. The Swiss player doesn´t visualize what he could have won more if the Spaniard were not there."I think everybody had good rivals along the way. Lendl, Becker, Sampras, Edberg, Laver...

everybody had great rivals and if it wasn´t me, it was somebody else who would have been there and the same for Nadal. So we are happy to have each other and we can both be very proud that we had great careers, one alongside the other.

It´s very unique." On how he manages to travel around the world with his wife and children, Federer added: "People like to talk about what I do and how I do it. But without the support team and without the family, without the coaching team, this wouldn’t be possible.

There’s just too much going on in terms of organization, preparation, planning and everything. We try our very best and I can also prioritize very well so I help in this process." Federer believes his childhood education was very important in defining his character and mentality.

The world No. 3 is grateful to his mother Lynette and father Robert: "My parents always gave me advice on how to behave, be grateful and educated. It helped me, especially in tennis where they always wanted me to make a big effort and that I would play a fair game."