Roger Federer wants to Rafael Nadal can continue playing “a little more” and is confident that the Spanish player can retire from tennis “on his own terms”” and not bound by injuries.
The former Swiss tennis playerwinner of 20 Grand Slam titles, expressed his sympathy for nadal during an interview with the American television network CNN.
Federer, who retired in the Laver Cup, held last September wrapped up by Nadal, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, He said he’s looking at Spanish “go through its most difficult period”which he himself went through, but which he hopes “Keep playing some more.”
In the final part of his career, Federer overcame a knee injury. After undergoing surgery, the Swiss player won three Grand Slams before the physical problems forced them to retire permanently.
“I think you realize how lucky we are to still be playing at this stage of our careers because tennis players used to retire at age 30. (Bjorn) Borg it was at 26, (Pete) Sampras at 32, (Andre) Agassi at 36″, he explained.
“We all knew how lucky we are and I think Rafa knew it too,” he added.
nadalwho he has not returned to competition since he injured his hip at the Australian Open in January, has already stated that the next season will be his last.
(With information from EFE)