The mysterious story featuring Nadal and Federer we never knew

The retirement of Roger Federer had an emotional effect on everyone especially his long-time rival Rafael Nadal, who has given him the biggest challenge of his career. Check out the unknown back story.

Aiman Sharma
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The Holy Trinity of tennis was started in the early 2000s when the likes of the great Roger Federer finally faced the likes of Rafael Nadal. The entry of Novak Djokovic just made this even better. Though we like all the players in this trio the retirement of Roger Federer was the start of the end of the rivalry between the big three players.

The retirement of the Swiss Maestro affected the fans emotionally as it was an end to one of the best careers and personalities in the game. Roger Federer was one of the most dominant players in the game, who has won 20 Grand Slams and over 100 ATP titles. This has been a career that has given us a lot of great moments, and it was an emotional send-off when he chose to finally end his time in the court on 15th September 2022.

The mysterious story regarding Nadal and Federer

If we want to talk about who has been one of the best rivals Roger Federer, it is the King of Clay Rafael Nadal who has been known to be one of his toughest rivals in the game. These two have had some of the best matches amongst each other and also seem to have a great relationship off the field as well. There have been a lot of stories about Roger's retirement, but none of us knew that Nadal was the first player to learn about the retirement of the Swiss legend. The Spaniard came to know about it just 10 days before he announced it as well.

Nadal even went on to say one the day after his match " The most important player in my life is leaving". This was a response to the news and shows how much these two cared about each other even during their intense rivalry. This was a story not everyone has a lot of knowledge about and it gives a glimpse of two players who were rivals on the court but shared a really special bond off the court.

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