Roger Federer says he and Rafael Nadal had been joking about each being on crutches only a few months in the past as he congratulated him on his Australian Open win.
Nadal beat Daniil Medvedev in an unimaginable Grand Slam ultimate on Sunday to surpass the 20 titles that each Federer and Novak Djokovic have received.
Federer is at the moment out of the sport with a knee damage, with Nadal lacking a lot of final season with a foot damage.
“What a match,” Federer wrote on Instagram after the Australian Open ultimate.
“To my pal and nice rival Rafael Nadal, heartfelt congratulations on turning into the primary man to win 21 Grand Slam singles tiles.
“A couple of months in the past we had been joking about each being on crutches. Wonderful.
“By no means underestimate an amazing champion. Your unimaginable work ethic, dedication and preventing spirit are an inspiration to me and numerous others world wide.
“I’m proud to share this period with you and honoured to play a task in pushing you to realize extra, as you’ve performed for me for the previous 18 years.
“I’m positive you’ve extra achievements forward however for now take pleasure in this one!”
Rafael Nadal will now be favorite to win a twenty second main on the French Open, the place he’s essentially the most profitable participant within the historical past of the match.
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