Former Grand Slam champion shares thoughts on Rafael Nadal-Roger Federer friendship.

Former Grand Slam champion shares thoughts on Rafael Nadal-Roger Federer friendship.


Former six-time Grand Slam doubles champion Rena Stubbs feels that Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are very similar, stating that Nadal and Federer are both great athletes and good people. “I think Roger and Rafa will be the same together, and they will be, because they’re both great, great friends and amazing athletes,” Stubbs said on Sportkda’s Off the Ball podcast.

After Federer announced his plans to retire from tennis after the Laver Cup, Nadal paid tribute to the Swiss in a lengthy Instagram message. Nadal and Federer have always had great respect for each other and Stubbs feels their friendship is indeed genuine.

I think it’s because they love each other from the bottom of their hearts as people, I think they have a real, genuine respect and they love each other as people. They were true friends. On the court, “Stubbsadded.

Stubbs: Nadal, Federer have a real friendship

There is no animosity between Nadal, Federer and Djokovic. But it is a known fact that Nadal and Federer have a good relationship with Djokovic.

“You know, I don’t think Rafa and Novak have that kind of friendship,” Stubbs said. “There’s no doubt that Roger and Novak don’t have that kind of friendship. But Roger and Rafa are perfect friends.

And they mean I want to congratulate you or you did well. It is a true friendship between the two. I think, you know, not marking each other by what they’ve done. Like Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova, they deserve to elevate each other.

I think they both realized that they brought out the best in each other and are still great friends to this day. Nadal is set to compete at the Laver Cup in Federer’s retirement.



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