Rafael Nadal happy to see Roger Federer back in training, reveals they ‘have been talking regularly’

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Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer

Rafael Nadal believes Roger Federer “will come back quite well” following his knee injury and also revealed that they are in regular contact “these days”.

Federer has not played since the 2020 Australian Open as he underwent two operations on his right knee, but the Swiss great is back in training and is expected to return to competitive action in 2021.

Asked by La Resistencia about his old rival’s recovery and how long the 39-year-old Federer will continue to play, Nadal replied: “I see that Roger is already training, and I think he will come back quite well. How far can it go? Well, we can’t know that.

“I don’t know how I’m going to perform next year, let alone Federer.”

Nadal and Federer, who are both on 20 Grand Slam following the Spaniard’s success at Roland Garros this year, are both on the ATP Player Council and the former says they chat regularly about things that affect the sport.

He added: “These days we often hear from each other; obviously, we discuss the tennis players’ advice and critical situations.

“Today’s situation is challenging, we have to find a solution given the current times, and I have to say that lately, we have been talking regularly.”

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