Roger Federer: 'Rafael Nadal and I have not spoken about Major titles' race'


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Roger Federer: 'Rafael Nadal and I have not spoken about Major titles' race'

Roger Federer was asked if he and Rafael Nadal have talked about the race to win most Grand Slam titles. The Swiss player said: "That's all we have been talking about. (Laughter.) No, we haven't spoken about it. I don't know.

Maybe behind our backs, they have been talking about it. I'm not sure. No, I mean, this is not stuff you really talk about. I think I'm generally happy for Rafa for winning in New York and winning all the other ones that he has and all the Frenches he's won.

I don't know. It's just massive respect." On how he educates his children, Federer added: "I think at the end of the day the most important thing is to be well educated and respectful. Living clean. If you have those qualities and you manage to give them to other people, it's a very good thing.

I believe a lot in it, I like teaching those things to my children. I do it all days. I tell them to speak to each other in a calm way, always say hi, shake your hand, look at other people in their eyes. It's really worth it."

Spanish player Tommy Robredo said he doesn't hate the Big Three: "I admire everyone who does everything they like and live for it. When you see guys on the court and off the court training at the top, and the guys who are real professionals, you have to admire them.

When you face Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, winning is hard, but I did not hate them. It's not like you face (Ivo) Karlovic or (Andy) Roddick whom I did not like a lot."