Rafael Nadal proved again in the French Open 2020 as to why he is called the ”King Of Clay”. The Spaniard defeated world number one Novak Djokovic in straight sets to get his hands on his 13th Grand Slam at the Roland Garros. Additionally, with this win, world number two equaled Federer’s record of winning the 20th Grand Slam of his career.
Roger Federer also welcomed this success of the 34-year old Mallorcan. Roger, on this occasion, said that he holds the highest respect for his friend. He tweeted, ‘‘I have always had the utmost respect for my friend Rafa as a person and as a Champion.”
In addition to this, Roger also wrote, ”As my greatest rival over many years, I believe we have pushed each other to become better players. Therefore, it is a true honor for me to congratulate him on his 20th Grand Slam victory.”
“One Of The Greatest Achievements In Sports”: Roger Federer
Federer also held high regard for his old-time rival’s accomplishments and declared Nadal’s win as outstanding. Additionally, he also applauded Rafael Nadal for the 13th Grand Slam at the Phillipe Charter. And He regarded this achievement as one of the greatest in the game.
Roger wrote, ”It is especially amazing that he has now been able to win Roland Garros an incredible 13 times. This is one of the greatest achievements in sport.”
In addition to this, Roger went ahead and congratulated Nadal’s whole team for this fantastic achievement and said that one could not achieve such heights without the team’s cooperation and work.
He said, ”I also congratulate his team because nobody can do this alone.”
Roger added,’‘Well done Rafa. You deserve it.”
Additionally, Roger also posted a photo and Nadal on his Instagram account and congratulated the Spaniard for winning 20 Grand Slams in his tennis career.