After years of sharing the spotlight Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer rivalry as tennis professionals came to an end as Federer retired in grand style. For twenty years, the two tennis stars competed for dominance in the game.
A scene of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer crying after the announcer called their names before announcing that Roger Federer will stop playing the sport has been circulating online.
Recently, Gianluigi Buffon compared Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, two of tennis’ greatest players, to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Nadal rejected the comparison and said that it is hard to draw comparisons between his rivalry with Roger Federer in tennis and Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s titanic matchup in football.
Rafael Nadal And Roger Federer Achievement
Behind Nadal, who won 21 major slams, Roger Federer won 20. He finished second 11 times. In addition, Federer amassed 369 victories during the Grand Slam competition.
He is the only man to have won two of these tournaments five times in a row and three competitions at least five times overall.
Nadal participated in 30 different grand slam finals. He is the only man to have won three different majors in a decade. At three ATP Tour levels, he now holds the record for most titles.
Can Messi and Ronaldo Era end in Oneness
Both Messi and Ronaldo have competed on the world’s biggest football stage, winning individual honors and supporting their respective teams in winning international titles.
Diverse people with different perspectives have voted for these two to be the best players of all time. Since making their debuts in 2003 (Ronaldo) and 2004 (Messi), they have exhibited consistency.
Ronaldo has more career goals than Messi, but Messi has more awards and assists. More Ballon d’Or awards went to the Argentine than to Ronaldo. One player is superior to the other, according to other stats.
Both Messi and Ronaldo have never played for the same side, and their rivalry is a healthy one. Throughout their time playing in La Liga, both players have consistently been on the opposing team.
Despite having a friendly relationship and mutual respect, Messi once claimed that Ronaldo is not his friend. Ronaldo stated that he would adore the opportunity to meet Messi for a simple coffee after he earned his final Ballon d’Or award.
Ronaldo and Messi have never been spotted in the media. The Argentine moves around with Jordi Alba, Luis Suarez, and the rest of his Argentina teammates. Messi is more likely to party with Argentina, PSG, and Barcelona fans after he retires.
The Real Madrid, Portuguese, and Manchester United fan bases will all join in on the celebration when Ronaldo announces his retirement from football unlike in the case of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. The likelihood that Messi won’t be on Ronaldo’s side when the 37-year-old Portuguese football icon hangs his boots is very high but one can not completely rule that out.