Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are protagonists of one of the greatest sporting rivalries in history, are the most winners of their sport and precisely this Sunday, the Spanish tied the Swiss with his 20th Grand Slam title al conquer Roland Garros for the thirteenth time.
After such a feat, His Majesty surrendered to the Matador, whom he applauded for “achieving one of the greatest achievements in sport” after beating world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in straight sets.
“I have always had the greatest respect for my friend Rafa as a person and champion. My biggest rival for many years, I think we have pushed each other to be better players. It is a true honor and I congratulate him on having achieved his 20th victory in a Grand Slam, “he posted on Instagram Federer, removed from the circuit due to a knee injury.
“It is especially incredible that he has won Roland Garros 13 times, one of the greatest achievements in sport.. I hope that the 20th is just another step in their journey, “concluded the 39-year-old Swiss with a photograph of both.
How many Grand Slam does Federer have?
- 20: Wimbledon (8), Australian Open (6), US Open (5), Roland Garros (1)
How many Grand Slam does Nadal have?
- 20: Roland Garros (13), US Open (4), Wimbledon (2), Australian Open (1)
VIDEO FOR USA ONLY