Tennis fans around the world were able to admire them against each other in an official competition 40 times: Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal have made and continue to write the history of this sport thanks to their performances and their triumphs, which it is difficult for the new generations to repeat.
The two, among the best players of all time, have always fought on the playing field and currently hold the same number of Grand Slam titles, with Serbian world number one Novak Djokovic joining later but appearing to be the more accredited to finish ahead of everyone in the special ranking of Slam titles.
Among the clashes, it is clear that the Spanish player has literally dominated the challenges on clay, hardly leaving Switzerland the opportunity to worry too much: 14-2 the result in this area, including a clear 6- 0 at Roland Garros, secondary residence of the Mallorcan.
As for concrete and grass, the comparison is more balanced, with the advantage retained by the 40-year-old Balois, who however in the general calculation is under 24-16,
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Both have had to deal with advanced age and various embarrassing injuries this 2021 season, which has kept them from being competitive on the ATP Tour.
The coach of Polish tennis player Iga Swiatek, Piotr Sierzputowski, said he was impressed with Rafa’s talent in a recent statement, noting that his athlete is a huge fan of the Manacor native. He said: “I understand why Iga is such a big Rafa fan.
He’s a great, well-mannered guy who always greets you, winks at you, smiles at you and is never rude. Djokovic is very helpful, that’s undeniable. Roger is a legend, you can’t help but love him, but not as much as Nadal. “
Then he went on to point out a few aspects to confirm his thesis: “Roger stands out a bit from the rest of the players. Rafa plays with his team, sits with other tennis players and eats the same things. Federer makes his cook fly with him. . These details make Rafa nicer, more human, even though he’s a machine on the pitch. ”