Cori Gauff revealed that the rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal was her favourite to look at and in addition admitted that she received emotional watching the viral scene of Federer and Nadal on the Laver Cup. Federer and Nadal created one of many largest rivalries in all of sports activities and The Swiss needed to retire within the Laver Cup by enjoying a doubles match with the Spaniard.
“One of the most famous was Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert, although that was before I was born. Another example is of course Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Roger and Rafa was my favorite rivalry. What they had was incredible.
As a fan watching them, it was amazing to see how they played on the court like they hated each other, but then to see that they could be friends and do amazing things together. That moment in the Laver Cup when they touched hands also moved me.
I think I would love to participate in a match like that in the future,” Gauff mentioned, in line with Sportskeeda. Federer additionally had a outstanding rivalry with Djokovic. Within the 2019 Wimbledon remaining, Djokovic saved two championship factors on Federer’s serve en path to profitable the title.
“Another one that I have seen live is Roger and Novak Djokovic, although when Novak won the Wimbledon title in 2019, it was a heartbreak for me because I am a fan of Roger. I like Novak a lot, but I like Roger maybe 10% more,” Gauff revealed.
In the meantime, Gauff is searching for her first Grand Slam title at this 12 months’s Australian Open. Final 12 months, Gauff was runner-up on the French Open. and reached the quarterfinals of the US Open.
John McEnroe speaks about Nadal
Tennis legend John McEnroe lately weighed in on hypothesis about Rafael Nadal’s retirement following his 2023 Australian Open exit.
“My hope is he goes out when he wants to go out, not when we want him to go out. You are talking about a GOAT – greatest of all time – type of athlete,” McEnroe mentioned. “Rafa, from what I’ve heard, wants to keep playing. You know, he loves the competition, he loves the process, and he loves the sport and we love him for that,” McEnroe mentioned.
“But if the body doesn’t hold up and he feels like he can’t get to that type of level health-wise that he needs to, to win majors, then I think he’ll quit,” he added.