Are you friends or rivals?
ROGER FEDERER: Can you be both? I think so. I really do. He’s a great person with great values, he’s got a great family. My family and his family, we respect each other immensely. He told me today that he cried when I won my French Open in ‘09, he was so happy for me. So, I mean, it’s a great rivalry, I know he only knows his career with me on the court, I knew a few years without him, which was nice because there was no Rafa which made things maybe a little bit easier, but then there was Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi. He’s been wonderful for the game, he’s promoted this sport in the best possible way, he’s got a huge fanbase, and I’m sure a lot of you guys are Rafa fans and he deserves everything and all the praise he deserves it, and he’s a great person, so to get together and do things for a good cause, it’s only but normal I think for both of us.
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer play ‘Simon Says’ with school children ahead of #MatchInAfrica game in Cape Town
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer reading a story book to school children ahead of #MatchInAfrica game in Cape Town