Becker excited by Nadal and Federer's reunion: "2 very cool guys!"

The coach and former German champion shared a photo of the two champions - who met at the Rafa Nadal Academy - through an Instagram story

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Becker excited by Nadal and Federer's reunion: "2 very cool guys!"
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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal met together again, for the first time since September 2022, on the day of the Swiss Maestro's farewell to tennis at the Laver Cup. Federer visited the Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy, and the photos they took of each other they went around the world.

A tour around the facility, a chat between two great rivals on the court but equally friends off it, who discussed the times that were and those that are now, times in which tennis is still in good hands.

The 37-year-old Spaniard, again sidelined with an injury and forced to miss the Australian Open, was able to update his former colleague on his physical condition and upcoming projects.

Nadal then personally posted some shots of the match on his Instagram profile, accompanied by this description: "It's a pleasure to have you here with me today, my friend. Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again very soon."

Boris Becker, coach of the Danish tennis player Holger Rune, paid tribute to the reunion of the two great champions. The German commented on the photos shared by Nadal on Instagram, reposted the photo among his stories, writing: "2 very cool guys!"

Between nostalgia and the future

A rather nostalgic moment for the two tennis players and all the fans, mindful of the exploits of two legends who made the history of tennis. If Federer has now said goodbye to tennis just over a year ago, for the Majorcan tennis player 2024 would be the year of his return to the court after the injury that affected him in the previous season.

However, yet another problem remedied upon his return to the Tour at the ATP 250 in Brisbane compromised his Australian ambitions and a fairytale return to a Slam, forcing him to give up the Australian Open 2024. The hope is to see him back on the pitch soon, even if the most concrete possibilities are that of a return directly for the clay season.

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