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Asked who his preferred partner would be for the notable swangsong, though, he did not hesitate:
“Of course [I’d like it to be Nadal]. No doubt. I mean, I think it could be quite a unique situation, you know, for as long as we battled together to having always this respect for one another, the families, our coaching teams, we always got along really well.
“For us as well to go through careers that we both have had and to come out on the other side and be able to have a nice relationship, I think is maybe a great message as well to not just tennis but sports and maybe even beyond. For that reason, I think it would be great.”
Of course in theory, it will not be the decision of either Federer or Nadal—but it is hard to imagine captain Borg would deny them and the millions of ‘Fedal’ fans the chance for one last dance.
The tennis player, who now trains with Calos Moya, also stressed the importance of physical care and physiotherapy.
“For professional athletes, having a good medical team behind you is everything,” said Nadal.
“In the end, we live with injuries on a daily basis, with pushing our bodies to the limit, and without having the right people by your side to help you with recovery, prevention or preparation, it is impossible to get ahead.
“I have had my physio since 2006, he is my shadow. In the last 15 years he has been the person who has spent the most hours with me, he is an important part of my life.”
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