“We have a healthy rivalry.
We get along very well. We chat a lot in the locker rooms, we hang out from the circuit sometimes, let’s play XO against each other. It’s nice to have a rival like Rafa who is so respectful, really.
I think I helped him become a better player; Same for me.
I think he helped me a lot. People seem to love it. It’s one of the biggest rivalries we have in all sports, and I’m glad it’s on a fair basis.
It would be a little sad if it were not so.”
— Roger Federer on Rafa Nadal