• Thursday, December 08, 2022

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‘We’re the Messi and Ronaldo of tennis’ Federer relishes Nadal rivalry

By: Sarwar Alam

Roger Federer marked the 10th anniversary of his epic Wimbledon final loss to Rafael Nadal by claiming his rivalry with the Spaniard is the equal of the battle between football superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Federer will start his bid for a ninth Wimbledon title against Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic on Centre Court on Monday. But, on the eve of the Swiss star’s 20th Wimbledon, the defending champion’s mind drifted back to the evening he was dethroned by Nadal in a classic final widely regarded as the greatest match ever played. Federer had beaten Nadal in two previous Wimbledon finals before the Spaniard knocked him off his…

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