Rafael Nadal reacted to the announcement of the retirement of his great rival Roger Federer on his twitter account on Thursday afternoon. “Dear Roger, my friend and rival. I wish that day never came. It's a sad day for me personally and for sport around the world. It has been a pleasure and also an honor and a privilege to share all these years with you, to experience so many incredible moments on and off the courts. We will still have many moments to share together in the future, there are still many things to do together, we know that. For now, I really wish you all the happiness possible with your wife, Mirka, your children, your family and enjoy what awaits you. I'll see you in London. »
The two men will share the court one last time, on the occasion of the Laver Cup (September 23-25), Roger Federer's farewell tournament. The two men are part of the “Europe” team which will challenge the “rest of the world”.