Rafa Roundup: Will Federer and Nadal meet up this week in Mallorca?

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  • Carlos Alcaraz on his Olympic dreams and hope of playing doubles with Rafael Nadal at Paris 2024 | Olympics

The 14-time French Open winner Nadal has previously revealed that 2024 would be his last year in professional tennis, with the Olympics in Paris one of his aims. The rising Spanish tennis star Alcaraz also hopes to compete at the Games, not just in the men’s singles, but also representing Spain in doubles with his idol, before a true legend of the sport retires.

“It would be a dream. Not only to win a medal at singles or doubles, but just to live the experience of playing a doubles with your idol, would be a memory that I would keep with special affection.”” Alcaraz told COPE.

Alcaraz and Nadal have never teamed up in doubles before. The pair have met each other three times in singles, with Nadal winning twice and Alcaraz once.

  • “If Rafael Nadal called Roger Federer for something tomorrow, he would do it right away” – Ivan Ljubicic | sportskeeda.com

Ivan Ljubicic, Roger Federer’s former coach, recently gave an interview in which he discussed the two legendary players’ friendship. He stated that Federer and Nadal initially had only “respect” for each other. They gradually realized, however, that they shared many “special moments,” such that if the Spaniard called the Swiss for something, the Swiss would do it immediately, and vice versa.

“At first, they only had respect for each other. Over time, they realized that they had shared many special moments. If Rafa called Roger tomorrow for something, he would do it right away. And vice versa,” Ljubicic told Tages Anzeiger.

  • NFL Icon Tom Brady Joins Rafael Nadal in Electric Boat Racing League as a Team Owner | Bleacher Report

Brady added to his many investments on Thursday, revealing that he is joining a new electric boat racing league, the E1 Series, as an owner.

Brady joins tennis star Rafael Nadal, former soccer star Didier Drogba and Formula 1 star Sergio Perez among the athletes to invest in the E1 Series. He told CNN this week that he got more into boating culture when he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ahead of the 2020 NFL season.

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  1. Special moments indeed never to be forgotten we are so fortunate to have experienced the friendship they had and still have, unique to say the least. Hope the youngsters of today can learn from this! To meet up will be soooo special for them and the world who will be watching.
    Not sure how Raphael and Carlos playing at the Olympics would turn out, it would probably be the most watched match ever – maybe compared to the opening!!!!!!

    • I truly so wish that Rafa vs Carlitos would be the most watched thing at the olympics, were it to happen. Unfortunately, like every Olympic year, it’s gonna be boring old football. Bleh. Total yawn fest, football. I’d rather take a cheese grater to my glans that watch a second of football. I wonder how many men crossed their legs just then made an OOOOFT noise?

  2. Allez champion king Rafa we miss a lot but. We wish a Good Health and strong cameback from your big fan jules

  3. Hope they meet up. They are genuinely real friends. Those tearful moments after the doubles with Roger, at the Laver Cup, which was Roger’s last match. So emotional. I was tearing up.

    • I know, very bad forum etiquette to be replying to your own post but what’s happened to my avatar? It’s usually green and triangular. I preferred green pointy.

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