Roger Federer during the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament Image: AFP
For those who’ve been waiting for an update on the Fedal rivalry, here’s something to chew on.
Seventeen-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer just expressed his wish to play against Rafael Nadal, that too, at the French Open.
Sitting out of this year’s Roland Garros, Federer saw his arch-enemy Nadal canter to victory after beating Austria’s Dominic Thiem in the summit showdown. The Swiss legend also wants to reclaim the World No. 1 spot.
"This is an extra motivation to become the World No 1. I would like to once again have a battle against Nadal at Roland Garros. But for the moment the focus is Wimbledon, for me, winning there is the biggest thing on the circuit,” Federer was quoted as saying by Express.
Praising Nadal’s successful stint at the French Open, he said, “To win a tournament 11 times is almost unthinkable.”
As the grass court season starts, Federer has now returned to tennis with the Stuttgart Open.