Always elegant, Roger Federer was one of the first to congratulate Rafa Nadal for his 13th victory at Roland Garros, achieved this Sunday with an exhibition in the final against Novak Djokovic. “I have always had the utmost respect for my friend Rafa as a person and as a champion”, start the letter.
“As my great rival in recent years, I think we have pushed each other to be better,” continues Federer before congratulating him on his 20th victory in Grand Slams, with which he tied the Swiss, who until now was the man who most had managed to win in history: “It is a great honor for me to congratulate him on his 20th victory in a Grand Slam. It is especially incredible that he has won Roland Garros 13 times”, something that, he says, is already “one of the great achievements of the sport”.
“I also congratulate his team, because no one can do that alone. I hope that the 20s will only be one more step in our journey. Well done Rafa, you deserve it”, closes the Helvetian, who has not been able to play Roland Garros this year due to an injury.