Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer: Legacy Beyond Tennis Successes and Rivalries

Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer: Legacy Beyond Tennis Successes and Rivalries

EFE Palma 12/06/2024 a las 22:04 CEST

The Spanish tennis player Rafa Nadal, 38 years oldhe stated this Wednesday, when presiding over the graduation ceremony of 54 students from the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar in Manacor along with his coach Carlos Moyá, who would like to be remembered “as a good person”, since “successes, titles and records are temporary,” he remarked.

Nadal, as the captain of the Spanish team at the Paris Olympic Games announced this Wednesday, David Ferrer will form one of the doubles pairs with Carlos Alcaraz from Murciarecent winner at Roland Garros.

“I recently had a conversation with my friend and rival on the courts (the Swiss tennis player) Roger Federer on a word that seems very important to me: legacy“Nadal explained.

“The important thing is what remains in the memory”

“We agreed on something that seemed important to us: How do we want to be remembered in the years to come? “How do we want future generations to see us?” he said.

“We were both very clear about the answer: Yes, it is good to be recognized for our successes, titles and records. But that, at the end of the day, is something temporary, since throughout history other players (tennis players) will arrive and surpass them. As it should be,” he asserted.

“The important thing is what remains forever in the memory. And for that reason, both Roger and I, We agree that we would like to be remembered as good people“he added.

Nadal and Federer, with 22 and 20 Grand Slam titles in their respective honors, They starred in the greatest sporting rivalry recorded in the world of tennis.

The Spaniard and the Swiss met 40 times, with 24 victories for Nadal and 16 for Federer. In Grand Slam finals they met on 9 occasions with a record in favor of Nadal 6-3. On hard and grass courts Federer leads 11-9 and 3-1; On clay Nadal won 14-2 and on grass the Swiss leads the Mallorcan 3-1.

2024-06-12 20:04:39
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