Roger Federer will give his last blows to his tennis career in the Making Cup and he wants to do it with Rafael Nadal on track. The Swiss, who is not physically fit to play an individual match, must play one of the doubles that must be played. That he will play is assured but who will be his partner is still unknown. If it were up to him, he would do it with the Spaniard, one of his great rivals on the track and one of his great friends off it.
“Maybe I can play doubles with Rafa, that would be an absolute dream,” he said. Federer these days in statements in which he places the Spaniard in a preferential place in his career, one of his great rivals but also one of those who transcended beyond the track, with whom he shares a lot. Both, due to their way of being, are an example for many, of those who rarely have a bad gesture when they are on the track.
The winner of 20 Grand Slams wants to say goodbye to Nadal in a doubles, something that is not foreign to them. The premiere of the Laver Cup, back in 2017, both tennis players already shared the track and were a couple during that date. This decision depends solely and exclusively on Bjorn Borgthe captain of the European team that shares duties with Thomas Enqvist. The captain of the Europeans slipped on the Swiss that “you are the best.”
Federer, in statements collected by SRF News, explains that the decision to leave the pitch at this time, to announce his retirement, was not something premeditated, that it was a decision made recently. It was during the last edition of Wimbledon, after a new examination of his battered right knee, when he realized that he could not continue, he told him enough. »« It can’t be that he is trying to run after something that is no longer realistic », he reflected on it.
Finally, he confessed his pride in everything he had achieved and harvested, for “having played for so long and having so many followers” throughout his career and warned the next tennis players to fight for number 1 in the coming years, where he will be safe current, the Murcian Carlos Alcaraz: «To be number 1 you have to give a lot, give up a lot. But in return I was able to travel all over the world and meet interesting people and cultures.”