Swiss Roger Federer claims he and Spain's Rafael Nadal "really enjoy getting together." Federer, 38, and 33-year-old Nadal have formed the most popular rivalry in the history of tennis. Federer holds a record of 20 Grand Slam titles captured, while is second on the all time list with19 Majors captured.
The two old rivals will meet once again thus Friday when they clash in a charity match in South Africa. "It’s nice to call one of your biggest rivals your friend. He’s got his way of life in Mallorca and I have mine, but we see each other on the road and we we do a lot of promotions together.
We really enjoy getting together," Federer told reporters in Cape Town. In his lone tournament played this season, world No. 3 Federer made the Australian Open semifinal. The Swiss was hampered by a groin issue and his campaign ended with a straight-set defeat suffered against eventual champion Novak Djokovic.
The 38-year-old once again proved that he is capable of making deep runs at the biggest events and contending for Grand Slam titles. "No updates on retirement or any plans to stop playing. As long as I’m fit enough to compete with the best in the world, I’ll keep playing," Federer said.