Why was Rafael Nadal in Roger Federer’s mind even before the Australian Open started?

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Q.  Given Rafa has had a good record against you in recent years, especially in slams.  Do you take any comfort in the fact that he is struggling a little bit with his left hand, which means he can’t serve quite as well as normal?

ROGER FEDERER:  Then 210 bombs are coming my way again.  Who knows.  He’s been tough to play against, no doubt.  I’m happy I get a chance to play him in a slam again.  I don’t remember the last time we played.

The head to head record is in his favor.  I’m looking forward to speaking to Stefan, because when we spoke together, you know, when he came to Dubai and we spoke about the game, we clearly spoke about playing Rafa, as well.

He thought he had some good ideas, so I’m looking forward to what he has to say.  Clearly with Severin, he knows him inside out.  I’m looking forward to hear what the boys have to say.  We’ll prepare.  I hope I can get a win.  We’ll see.

Source: ausopen.com

11 comments

  1. !!!VAMOOOOOOOSSS ; RAFA !!! LA FIERA ESTA SUELTA !ERES Y SERAS EL MAS GRANDE DEL TENIS !! YA ESRES LEYENDA ; RAFA HASTA LA MUERTE !!!!!1

  2. I thought Roger remembered EVERYTHING. He means he doesn’t WANT to remember the last time they played!

  3. “I don’t remember the last time we played.”

    It was at Indian Wells, Roger. Since youtwo refuse to let us watch you at the US Open.

    /still sulking

    Of course, if you’re talking about the last time you played in a Slam, IINM it was the 2011 Roland Garros final.

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