Rafael Nadal talked about everything in an interview with the Italian medium Corriere della Sera, in addition to telling his most intimate side since his beginning in the sport.
In the first place, the tennis player praised Roger Federer: “Federer is one of the greatest men in the history of sport. He is my great rival and this has benefited both of us, and also tennis a bit. We have divided a life span. In some things we are alike: we care about tranquility, about family. In others we are different “, he pointed out.
In relation to this issue, the Spaniard told, jokingly, his differences with His Majesty: “Well, he is Swiss. I am Spanish. We have different characters, cultures, ways of life,” he said with a laugh.
Further, Nadal revealed the time he cried after falling in the 2007 Wimbledon final to Federer himself: “Desperately. For an hour and a half. Because sometimes disappointment is terrible. Even if it’s just a tennis match. I cried in pain when, in the Australian Open final with Wawrinka in 2014, I injured my back after winning the first set. I lost, but I completed the match, because we did not withdraw from a Grand Slam final, “he clarified.
At the end of the interview, the Spaniard also commented that he cried with joy: “I am a sensitive and emotional person. I live sports with a lot of passion“, Hill.