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‘Sport is no longer the same without Roger Federer’, says American legend

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To review the annual “1000” titles without seeing at least one between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, you have to rewind the tape until 2003. Sportingly speaking, a lifetime ago. Well, the thread broke again in 2020.

Of course, in a surreal season conditioned by at least two factors. Only three of “1000” have been played (Cincinnati, Rome and Paris-Bercy) and the Swiss champion has hardly ever moved from the pits due to injury after the defeat in the quarter-finals at the Australian Open.

The fact is that between 2004 and 2019 the two won 63 titles out of the 144 available, almost 50% just to be clear. The best year? 2005. Federer started with double-sunshine and got in the way of the Majorcan between Monte-Carlo, Rome and Montreal with the success in Hamburg.

The Swiss then won in Cincinnati, with Nadal getting his first (and practically last) career success in the category under the Madrid roof. The two then gave up on the Paris-Bercy tournament – at the foot of the Finals – leaving room for an unprecedented champion.

Tomas Berdych. The worst years? 2015 and 2016. In both cases, one of the two remained dry. Federer for the first time since 2002, Nadal for the first time since 2004. In short: Federer managed to move the zero from the winning box during 2015 in Cincinnati (beating Djokovic in the final) while Nadal to re-establish the hierarchies during the 2016 in Monte-Carlo against Gael Monfils.

Adding pearl number nine to the series of successes in Monegasque. Federer also remained at zero in 2018, with Nadal collecting the titles in Monte-Carlo, Rome and Montreal in the same season. However, to understand the dominance of the “Big 3” it is sufficient to report the number of successes of Novak Djokovic, who is at the top of the ranking with thirty-six affirmations.

Lindsey Vonn is a big fan of Roger Federer, and she recently claimed that he is the reason she watches tennis. Vonn also expressed hope that Federer will return to the court soon after being out of action for almost a year.

Vonn on Roger Federer
The Swiss legend is slated to return to the court in time for the Australian Open, and Vonn is one of many who are eagerly looking forward to seeing him in action again. “I am sure Roger Federer will return,” Lindsey Vonn said.

“He’s so passionate about tennis – that’s why he’s been playing for so long. He gives so much to the sport. Roger Federer is the reason I watch tennis. Sport is no longer the same without him. I hope he returns soon.”

The American believes Roger Federer would like to continue playing tennis as long as he can, but that it all depends on how his body holds up. “He wants to play tennis as long as he can,” Vonn went on. “Like I was skiing.

But at some point the body may say: ‘No, it’s too much’ I don’t know where Roger stands in this process.”

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‘Rafael Nadal literally thrashed Novak Djokovic’, says former No. 2

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How can you identify the greatest tennis player in the world? What are the parameters to take into consideration? All questions to which there is no real answer. The debate on the GOAT (Greatest of All Time) will probably never end and indeed with the recent victory at Roland Garros of the Spanish champion Rafael Nadal will become even richer.

The Majorcan has now joined Roger Federer at 20 Grand Slam titles while Novak Djokovic chases at 17. Recently, the strong Canadian tennis player Milos Raonic also spoke on the matter and he too declared that the debate on the GOAT will never end.

In conclusion it can be said that there are several additional factors to consider in the debate, beyond the Grand Slam count. Novak Djokovic was ‘literally thrashed’ by Rafael Nadal in the French Open final, says Alex Corretja.

Corretja on the French Open final

“Rafael Nadal literally thrashed Novak Djokovic,” Alex Corretja told sport.es. “And it should be remembered that the Serbian is the current number one in the world and that he has 17 Grand Slams to his credit.

“He defeated him at the most important moment and under the most adverse conditions”. Corretja also stressed just how big Nadal is in Spain, claiming no other Spanish athlete can match his popularity. “Without a doubt, he is the Spanish athlete with the largest number of followers in our country and the audiences support him.

The final had more than three and a half million viewers hooked on television to see Rafa’s new feat”. Rafael Nadal is respected and thought about a lot around the world. And for budding tennis players in Spain, Rafa is their inspiration.

Rafa’s academy in Mallorca, Spain is bringing up top talent into the tennis court. In his career or life, Rafa follows simple formulas to be who he is. The Rafa Nadal Museum Xperience is Rafa Nadal’s first and only trophy exhibition in which, in addition to collecting his 20 Grand Slam titles, highlights of his sporting career are collected from when he started playing tennis until today.

The tour is done through his trophies, but also through the shirts and shoes that Rafa won each of the Grand Slam finals in and played with throughout his career. In addition to knowing firsthand the results of one of the best tennis players in history, in the exhibition area visitors will be able to see the objects donated by some of the main figures in the history of world sport such as Michael Jordan, Fernando Alonso, Pau Gasol, Roger Federer, Mireia Belmonte, Usain Bolt, Serena Williams, Cristiano Ronaldo and many others.

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Rafael Nadal: “Better that a sportsman does not deal with politics”

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The controversy arising from the words of the Swedish AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic about LeBron James has caused a sensation in recent days. The experienced AC Milan player praised the qualities of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball player, but at the same time he stressed that as a basketball champion he only had to take care of that and not argue for political issues and that in any case they did not concern him.

LeBron James responded harshly in the conference, but during an interview with Veja the Spanish champion Rafael Nadal, although in different contexts and not dealing with this, wanted to talk about this issue. Here are his words: “Why don’t I want to talk about politics? I am aware of the political situation and I talk about it a lot with my friends and with my team members, I am informed and have my own opinion like any other citizen.

However, I know that if I start talking about politics, everything I say will be taken from a certain context and would make me uncomfortable. For this reason I avoid talking about it, even if I think I have every right in the world to express my opinion.”

Rafael Nadal on his career and on Djokovic
The Spanish champion also stated: “COVID-19 struck me a lot, especially during the quarantine. I couldn’t and didn’t want to train, I didn’t want to do anything.
When we managed to get some situations I resumed training albeit with less intensity, always trying to avoid injuries.

It was a slow process that took place step by step. I changed my routine and the virus undoubtedly hit me. Training without knowing what the next tournament was going to be was tough, we didn’t have any goals. However, playing without an audience was really sad, but I think I adapted to the new situation at Roland Garros.”

On the behavior of Novak Djokovic during the pandemic Rafa declared: “I prefer to talk about how I have lived the last few months instead of judging what others are doing. It was very difficult to observe what was happening and especially about what was happening around me.

We live in a very strict quarantine with thousands of deaths, I remember that between April and June there were over 50 thousand deaths in Spain. I didn’t have the strength to do anything given the situation and I think that given the problems of so many countries it is impossible to relax.”

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Serena Williams looking hot and smart with her daughter Olympia for Stuart Weitzman. VIDEO

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Serena Williams loves spending time and posing with her lovely daughter Olympia. The world no.7 is partnering with Stuart Weitzman, helping to promote the Spring 2021 collection. Serena appeared in a photoshoot and really nice and cute video with Olympia or… the “mini-Serena.”

Serena and her daughter Olympia are inseparable. As per Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou, they have never spent even 1 day apart and the former world no.1 travels around the world to play her tournaments only if Olympia can travel with her.

 

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