Formula 1 champion: 'I can't pick between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal'



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Formula 1 champion: 'I can't pick between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal'

The 2009 Formula 1 champion Jenson Button is a big tennis fan, attending Wimbledon a couple of times and watching the best players in action. Jenson praised Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, with a special retrospective of Federer vs.

Nadal rivalry. The Briton couldn't pick between two great champions, feeling privileged to enjoy their matches for almost two decades. After the previous season, Roger and Rafa are tied on 20 Major titles, with nothing to separate them 17 years after their first meeting in Miami 2004.

Roger and Rafa have played many epic finals since Miami 2005, playing their last matches at Roland Garros and Wimbledon 2019, when they shared wins on their beloved surfaces. The previous season couldn't see another clash between two tennis immortals, as Federer had to skip all the action after the Australian Open.

The Swiss endured two knee surgeries in February and May, missing the rest of the year and hoping to bounce back in seven or eight weeks in March. Nadal didn't play much in the plagued season too, but he did enough to write record books in Paris.

The Spaniard claimed the 20th Major title at Roland Garros, dominating the field and taking all seven victories in straight sets to extend his Parisian reign.

Jenson Button praised Roger Federer and Rafaen Nadal.

"I have been to Wimbledon a few times, and I love the atmosphere.

It's very different from my sport, and while it is an individual controlling his own destiny, the challenge on a tennis court is so different. Ask me to pick between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, and I can't do it.

They are both just unbelievable sportsmen, and we have been privileged to watch them down the years. It feels like they have been there forever, and it is two decades that we have all been watching them. To see them so competitive at this stage of their careers is just amazing.

When they both reach a final of a tournament, there is such great respect between them, and it is a real thrill to see them go at it, given the history they have. Djokovic is also a grand champion. He may have done a few silly things down the years and attracted some negative publicity, but he is a wonderfully skillful sportsman.

I also have to say a few words about Andy Murray. He has been a great guy to watch down the years, and to compete with those three great players and win as much as he has done in his career has been a wonderful achievement," Jenson Button said.