Melbourne, Australia – Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer has always been rivals but they are always respectful towards another.
On the eve of Australian open, there was said to be an ‘ongoing debate’ on the overcrowded tennis calendar which made the two had a difference of opinion.
Rafael Nadal was accusing Roger Federer for letting it get away that other tennis players over work themselves and having a hard time on the tennis tour conditions.
While everyone was complaining, Roger maintained his good reputation by not making any negative comments on it.
On pre-tournament news, Roger admitted that he did not want to be the ‘frontman’ on other tennis player’s grievances.
He said that it caused him negatively in the past and it might bring a negative image on the sport.
Nadal responded about Roger’s dislikes on tennis players complaints.
In Spanish language, Nadal said, “No, I totally disagree. For him, it’s good to say nothing. Everything positive. ‘It’s well and good for me, I look like a gentleman, ‘ and the rest can burn themselves.”
He added, “Everyone is entitled on their own opinion.”
Nadal and Andy Murray were one of the players who wants to take action on the overcrowded calendar and scheduling on Davis Cup matches.
Some players even discussed planning strike actions if there is not going to have any change in the scheduling.
Federer and Nadal dominated the men’s division for seven years. They both have 10 Grand Slam Awards.
The two are ambassadors of the tour.
Nadal added, “He (Federer) likes the circuit. I like the circuit. It’s much better than any other sports but that does not mean it could not be better. It does not mean there are some things that are bad. That’s all we are saying.”
Lastly, he said, “And the vast majority of players have this same opinion. He has a different opinion. If the vast majority have one opinion, and a small minority think differently, maybe it’s them who are wrong.”