rafa nadal quote

“One day I have to come back to Prague, with Rafa maybe, and his family and my family. We’ll walk around and we’ll go to all the bars and playgrounds with our kids in the future, and we’ll have a good time one day here in Prague again. This time it’s more about tennis.”

- Roger Federer, undoing all the good work Rafa had done in denying that they are a couple. | X

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“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

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Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Jose M Alvarez Pallete at the opening ceremony of Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor, Spain.  

Some quotes: “I’m super happy to be here. I know where I’ll send my kids if they want to learn how to play tennis”. - Roger Federer

“It’s very important for all of us to have you here. You represent the values and example for kids at our Academy. Thank you Roger from the bottom of my heart to be here. For me it means everything.” - Rafael Nadal

What Rafael write on the poster that he gave to Roger: “Dear Roger, thank you very much for your support at the official opening of my academy. Today is an unforgettable day for me, my family and my team. You cannot imagine how special it is to have you here with us. Roger, this reflects all the moments we had on the court. Looking back at them I see all the great memories we shared in our careers… To be continued…”

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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.”

“Crying makes it possible to get rid of that frustration you keep inside and that puts your body under pressure. Crying is liberating for everything; the muscles and the spirit, it calms you down and it always you to see things differently and perhaps even to find the solution. Sport is emotion. I judge my career through my emotions, by the way I quenched my passion.” #Nadal