Another display between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal? During the exhibition tour that the Spanish tennis player played in Latin America in recent days, he acknowledged that he would like to play again against the “Swiss Express” and left open the possibility of doing so in an unofficial match that could be held in this part of the world.
Although the idea sounds more than attractive, today there is no talk about it. “Let’s not make a story of something that is not. There are years ahead, we have lived a beautiful story of rivalry with Roger. In the future let’s hope that we can tour together and it can be nice.
I was lucky to be able to face it. We know that Mexico is a special place for us, for the moment we hope to enjoy it, the other is an illusion for the future, ”said Nadal in the middle of his visit to CDMX. Federer has only been retired for a couple of months and is away from tennis, at least for the moment, although photos of him rallying in New York have leaked.
It should be noted that a couple of years ago, just in 2019, Federer and Nadal already played an exhibition with a charitable cause in South Africa, where they set a new record for the tennis match with the most fans. The record is still in place and it looks very unlikely that it could be broken at some point in the next few years.
The last time the two legends shared a court was a few months ago at the Laver Cup where they played a doubles match representing Team Europe together. That was the last match in the career of the winner of 20 Grand Slams. Do you think that Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will end up holding a series of exhibitions in Latin America in the future?
King Roger on his future
Roger Federer recently spoke about his remaining tennis goals during a fan event in Tokyo.
“I want to go and play in places I’ve never been and thank the fans who have supported me throughout my career, that’s all I want. My intention is also to organize exhibitions but it is still too early, unfortunately,” said the Swiss Legend.
The 41-year-old explained that starting his own academy could potentially see him disrupt the plans and progress of the Swiss Tennis Federation — an organization he still admittedly remains very close to. “I am like the product of Swiss tennis, of a federation.
So I think I will always have that with me. That’s why it’s hard for me to create my own academy, because I feel like that would go maybe potentially against the federation, who I am too close to,” Federer said.
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