It was an ‘honour to share all these years’ with Federer, says Nadal | Tennis News – Times of India

MADRID: Rafael Nadal stated it was “an honour” to share “wonderful moments” with Roger Federer after the Swiss nice introduced his retirement from tennis on Thursday.
Federer, 41, stated he would retire after the Laver Cup in London later in September, having not performed since Wimbledon 2021 due to a knee drawback.
“Pricey Roger, my buddy and rival, I want this present day would by no means have come,” Nadal wrote on Twitter.

“It is a unhappy day for me personally and for sports activities all over the world. It has been a pleasure but additionally an honour and privilege to share all these years with you, residing so many wonderful moments on and off the court docket.”
Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, is simply behind Nadal (22) and Novak Djokovic (21), on the checklist of most males’s singles majors.
They’ve confronted one another 14 instances at Grand Slam occasions, with Nadal successful on 10 events and Federer 4.

“We could have many extra moments to share collectively sooner or later, there are nonetheless numerous issues to do collectively, we all know that,” continued Nadal.
“For now, I really want you all of the happiness together with your spouse Mirka, your children, your loved ones, and luxuriate in what’s forward of you. I am going to see you in London at (the) Laver Cup.”
The hard-court match, from September 23-25, sees tennis stars from Europe face others from the remainder of the world, with Nadal and Federer collectively on ‘Group Europe’.

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