“No way I would be a journalist. You guys have tried to kill Roger often. But he’s always come back and proved you wrong. So one thing I  would not do is make the mistake of saying Roger is dead.“ - Rafael Nadal

"I’ve done and lived the most with him. From five-set matches on court, to promoting a tournament in Qatar, to doing foundation work together. And I’ve gone to dinners with him. I know his family the best, as well. I know his mum, dad and sister. Yeah, our bond goes further back than the one I have with Novak or Andy. And for that reason I feel closest and most connected to Rafa.” - Roger Federer


- ماذا علّمك؟

= علّمني انه إذا كنت سأفعل شيئا.. فأفعله بعنايه و حب, علّمني ان اكون رجل مهذب

- و هل هذا ما انت عليه؟

= هذا ما أحاول أن أكُنه

American Gangster (2007) - Dir: Ridley Scott

Toni was tough on me right from the start, tougher than on the other children. He demanded a lot of me, pressured me hard. He’d use rough language, shout a lot, he’d frighten me — especially when the other boys didn’t turn up and it was just the two of us. If I saw I’d be alone with him when I arrived for training, I’d get a sinking feeling in my stomach.
—  Rafa on Toni Nadal
It’s cool playing the Semis of the World Tour Finals. I would prefer to face Nadal in the Final, even if I have no preference. The rivalries, they are unique in many ways. The more I play Novak, the more special it becomes. But with Rafa I go back further. We were the new guys and the face of the tour for so long. The fact is obviously the epic Wimbledon finals. Then we had all these matches for me which were hard, the French Open finals. But they were very important for my career as well to win the French Open in 2009. This Rivalry is extra special
—  Roger on his rivalry with Rafa again
I’m not a fan of Real Madrid, but I am astounded that within one month, they went from applauding Cristiano like crazy to jeering him. That’s something that leaves me in awe. In one month he is the best in the world and in the next … people have short memories and little consideration.
Obviously that can also happen to Rafa. It wouldn’t surprise me. If that happens to Cristiano, in front of his own crowd, on the Madrid pitch, how could I be surprised?

Toni Nadal, comparing Rafael Nadal’s situation with Cristiano’s

Sad but true.


Carlo Ancelotti: “Cristiano is a fantastic player. He has all the best characteristics. He can score from any position”

“Cristiano has incredible speed, especially in striking the ball against goal.”

“Cristiano Ronaldo, it has been a pleasue to coach you.”

Cristiano Ronaldo: “It’s an honor to play under Carlo Ancelotti. He understands us and is a great person. He deserves everything.”

“2014 was a fantastic year. We always felt we should win La Decima. It was probably the best moment in that year.”

“La Decima was for all the fans.”

Rafa Nadal: “Cristiano, congratulations on a great career. I am grateful for you.”

Cristiano Ronaldo: “Nadal is a fantastic sports athlete. I have a great relationship with him.”

“My most emotional moment of my career? I’d go with the lastest trophy we won, the Club World Cup.”

“Winning the Ballon d'Or was also a good moment for me.”