Swiss tennis famous person Roger Federer has showered wealthy reward on his arch-rival Rafael Nadal for tying his report of 20 Grand Slam titles. Spaniard Nadal defeated Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in straight units within the French Open last on Sunday and matched Federer for the historic feat.
Nadal, 34, additionally etched his identify within the echelons of historical past by successful a record-extending 13th French Open title. Federer took to social media to hail his good friend and nice adversary.
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) October 11, 2020
Federer and Nadal’s rivalry had outlined the game for nearly a decade and a half now they usually each have been the torchbearers of this ‘Golden Era’ of tennis together with Djokovic. Their rivalry is likely one of the most celebrated affairs, not simply in Tennis however sports activities basically. Almost all of their matches have produced moments of magic and are positive to search out their place in Tennis’ spotlight reel.
Their four hour 48 minutes lengthy marathon match within the 2008 Wimbledon last is extensively thought-about to be the best match ever to have been performed in Tennis.
Federer and Nadal have performed 40 matches in opposition to one another with the Spaniard main the head-to-head 24-16.
On Sunday, it was a method visitors as Djokovic was fully outplayed 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 by Nadal on the historic Philippe Chatrier court docket and absolutely justified his tag as ‘The King of Clay.’ The Serb was additionally handed his first bagel in a significant last.
Many had speculated earlier than the event that the Spaniard would discover it powerful to get going this yr after the Roland Garros had been postponed by over four months, owing to the coronavirus. The circumstances right now of the yr are far more colder than the same old brilliant and sunny climate of finish of May-June, when the French Open is often performed. Nadal, although, put paid to any such doubts as he cruised to the title with out even dropping a set.