On October 12, Beijing time, Federer was absent from this year’s French Open, but his blessing will never be absent. The King of Switzerland congratulated his old rival Nadal immediately after the game. This is undoubtedly the respect between the “king and the king”. It is also one of the most moving emotions.
When the 39-year-old Federer only participated in one event of the Australian Open this year, and he was reimbursed for the season ahead of schedule due to surgery, there is no doubt that Federer's 20 Grand Slam record, being tied by Nadal is only a matter of time.
Nadal did not choose to participate in this year's U.S. Open. He gave up the chance of defending such a tournament. Instead, he kept his energy at the French Open. Naturally, he valued the defending French Open very seriously. Facts have proved that Nadal's choice is not wrong. He swept 3-0 in 7 consecutive games to the top and achieved the 13th crown of the French Open, which also officially tied Federer's record.
Nadal said after the game, "This year is an extremely difficult year. To win the championship here (Roland Garros French Open) is for me to win the entire world. Today I don’t think it’s 20th. The crown tied Federer (record)."
Nadal has more far-reaching thinking, and Federer is the first to send his blessings to Nadal, he gave a very high evaluation of his old opponents, "Whether as a person or as a champion, I respect my friend Rafa very much. (Nadal)."
Federer further stated, "As my strongest opponent in many years, I believe that we are promoting each other and forcing each other to become better players. Therefore, I am honored to congratulate him for winning the 20th place. Champion."
"What's more surprising is that he has now won the French Open for the incredible 13th time. This is one of the greatest achievements in sports history. I also congratulate his team because no one can do this alone. I hope the number '20' is just another step in our life journey. Well done, Rafa, you deserve to win all of this."
Nadal and Federer are now 20 Grand Slam champions, and Feiner's two kings are tied for the first in history, and their "GOAT" battle will continue, plus Djokovic, who has 17 titles, is struggling. Catch up.