Roger Federer: “Rafael Nadal is a Very Hard Player to Beat”

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 | 0

The on-court rivalry between two tennis greats – Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer – is one of the most cherished enmities in the history of the sport. Whenever the duo have stood on opposite sides of the net, it is certain that the spectators are going to be enthralled by their clash.

The debate has been up for many years, as to who is the greatest player of all time: 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer or 14-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal? The argument has been pretty close, but the latter leads their head-to-head record by 23-10.

Speaking of his Spanish counterpart, Federer respectfully acknowledged that even shifting to a larger racquet did not help him get the better of Nadal many times.

“I tried to change to a larger racquet five years ago. But it’s difficult to do that when you are having so many victories with your existing racquet,” Federer was quoted as saying by The Economic Times.

“As for Rafa, he is a great player, very hard to beat. He’d have still beaten me many times,” the Swiss added.

(Image: Bleacher Report)


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