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Rafa Nadal: “I have a good relationship with Federer, Thiem and all Spaniards”

Rafael Nadal of Spain poses with the trophy after his victory against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in their final match during day seven of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell 2021 at Real Club de Tenis Barcelona on April 25, 2021 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

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Rafael Nadal has spoken of his relationship with other ATP players. The Spaniard said he gets on well with Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem and all his compatriots.

“Before we lived together more. When I got to the circuit, the Spanish were closer together. With not so much internet, it made us go out more together,” Nadal said.

“Maybe that’s why I always had more relationship with the oldest players. To this day, I have a good relationship with all Spaniards, especially with Marc (Lopez), Feli (Lopez), (Pablo) Andújar, Roberto (Bautista Agut).

“I get along very well with everyone. And as foreigners I have a good relationship with Thiem, with Federer as well.

“In general, I have a good relationship with everyone, but we Spanish are more like each other. Years ago when Pico (Juan Monaco), (Mariano) Zabaleta, (who have) retired, (were still around), we spent more time together with all of them.”

The 34-year-old Spaniard is a five-time champion at the Masters 1000 tournament in Madrid.


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