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Rafael Nadal says he can speak to Roger Federer about ‘anything’. Federer and Nadal had an absolutely iconic rivalry in their 20s. In recent years, that rivalry has mellowed, and they have become closer.
“We are very good companions and as the time went on, our relationship improved,” Nadal told Vision de Juego. “We are not close friends, I would not tell him that my knee hurts before facing him! We can call each other anytime and speak about anything. I spoke with him just today!”
Nadal is currently skipping the Miami Masters to prepare for the clay season instead.
“I want to be competitive and well-prepared heading into Monte Carlo and the whole clay-court swing which is the most important time of the year for me. I am working very hard for that.”