Roger Federer: Rafa Is Only Going To Be Better
by Tom Gainey | November 21st, 2015, 11:39 am
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Speaking Thursday, Roger Federer assessed the recent revival of Rafael Nadal, saying the Spaniard will continue his climb back into contention for Grand Slams and the top ranking.

“I think he’s only going to get better,” Federer said of Nadal. “’16 he’s going to have a good season if he stays healthy.

“Okay, maybe for his standard it’s not the best season. What is he going to finish, top five? It’s still a good season. Everybody would take it almost except maybe a few players at this tournament. The rest would all love to be in his shoes.

“I think he’s going to get stronger. In the backhand he showed what’s to come in ’16, in my opinion. Then with some time to practice and reassess his game, he’s going to be tough to beat in Australia. I believe that.”

Federer recently beat his rival in the Basel final. Despite his loss today to Novak Djokovic, Nadal won three matches over Top 10 players this week and he finished the season winning 17 of his last 22 matches.

Later today, Federer meets countryman Stan Wawrinka for a spot a the finals against Djokovic tomorrow.


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4 Comments for Roger Federer: Rafa Is Only Going To Be Better

Gypsy Gal Says:

From one great champion to another,Thankyou Roger,i like your summary,such mutual respect ;)….


Giles Says:

Hey Daniel, wherever you are, pay attention to Fed’s words. We’ll speak in 2016.


Michael Says:

The admiration, awe and mutual respect they have towards one another despite their intense rivalry is just a classic example of how Players should conduct themselves off court. As legends, these two players have honoured the sport with their presence.


Gypsy Gal Says:

Michael nice post thankyou ;)….

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