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Alla Zakarian

01-10-2020 | 19:27 Tennis

Rafael Nadal: "The rivalry with Roger Federer is something unique"

The rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal has changed the world of tennis. During an interview Rafael Nadal admitted more finals like the one of the US Open will be played, more young players like Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev will become popular. But at the same time Rafa considers the rivalry with Roger Federer unique. Here are his words: "It is normal for people to consider this rivalry unique, Roger and I have been at the top of the tour and fighting for really several years. We have really challenged each other many times. Maybe Roger and I have created a special rivalry, something that goes beyond tennis." Rafa remembers that popularity does not come overnight but costs effort and sweat." In this regard, Rafa said: "It takes time, that's all. Competitions and above all titles will help these guys to gain popularity, I think with the US Open that of Thiem has already increased. You don't make popular stars in two days, you have to get things. I think my first final against Federer was not as successful as the last. It's a long process."
Source: TennisWorldUSA

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