Tennis Today: Roger Federer reveals who he’s closest to out of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic

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Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal pointing

In Tennis Today, Roger Federer has revealed which of his great rivals, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic, he is closest to, while the stadium for his Mexico exhibition looks pretty special. 

What’s on the site
Andy Murray has had a brilliant year considering how it started, but he’s struggling for fitness a little right now. Thankfully, it’s chocolate biscuits, not hips, causing him bother!

Sticking with the Davis Cup, Novak Djokovic has come out and said what most of us are probably thinking: The Davis Cup and ATP Cup should really just merge rather than this two-for-one stuff.

Meanwhile, Roger Federer is away in South America just casually receiving loving messages from absolute football royalty. Standard.

And while we are talking Feds, he has once again addressed the retirement question, and it’s pretty positive news really.

What’s in the news
Roger Federer is away doing exhibitiony stuff right now, and that has one huge benefit: interviews.

The 38-year-old has a lot of media commitments on his tour, and during one of them he spoke about his relationships with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

“We are all writing history in our own ways, we all three could not be happier with our careers,” Federer said, as quoted by the Express.

“We just had an interview together for an English TV. It was the first time that all of the three of us had a joint interview and it was interesting to see how we all react to the questions.

“We know each other quite well but to give an answer in front of the other person was new and unusual for us.

“I may be a bit closer to Rafa than Novak, but at the same time, I played Novak more than Rafa.

“The rivalry has been fantastic and I hope there will be more to come.

“The matches against Rafa this year in the French Open and Wimbledon were terrific and against Novak, I had a great match at Wimbledon of course and also at the World Tour Finals in London last week.

“So hopefully there is more to come.”

Much sadder news is that Roberto Bautista Agut has had to leave the Davis Cup due to the death of his father on Thursday afternoon.

Sincerest condolences from all at Tennis365.

What’s on social media
The venue for the exhibition match in Mexico between Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev looks absolutely insane!

Meanwhile, let’s check in with how is Fed-mania looking in Chile…

A huge congratulations to all-round superwoman and friend of Tennis365 Judy Murray…

And Stefanos Tsitsipas gets a dose of post-London humility at the gym…

 

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