Rafael Nadal enjoyed his time in Colombia and suggested that he will do everything possible to one day return to the country for an exhibition against Roger Federer. On Tuesday, Nadal defeated Casper Ruud in the Colombian capital, Bogotá.
Last week, Nadal kicked off his Latin American Tour. “Well, it’s been an exciting year with a lot going on for me throughout the year. Some very, very good, others more complicated, but without a doubt at the end of the year having this tour of Latin America, going through Colombia without a doubt, which is only the second time in my life that I have the opportunity to be here, well, it is incredible energy for the coming year.
Thank you very much! Well, finally I want to say that I was not here in Colombia, since 2011 it is an amazing country, but I have not been lucky enough to know it,» Nadal said, as quoted in Sportskeeda.
Nadal optimistic that one day he will return for an exhibition against Federer
«A good partner for a few years, perhaps the biggest rival of my sports career, Federer.
He did not have the opportunity due to a very difficult situation to play in front of all of you. He always spoke to me of the great disappointment and sadness that this caused him. And honestly, from here I say that I am confident that in the future I can be here with him, playing a game in front of all of us,» added Nadal.
Nadal and Federer had a very emotional time at the end of September at the Laver Cup. After Federer announced his plans to retire at the Laver Cup, he expressed his desire to team up with Nadal in a doubles match for the last match of their race.
As expected, Nadal fulfilled Federer’s wish and the Swiss’s career came to an end when he played the Spaniard in a doubles match. After he finished their match, Nadal broke down in tears as Federer delivered his retirement speech.