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Do You Miss Playing Rafa? Roger Answers All In Twitter Q&A

Swiss spends time interacting with fans on social media
May 23, 2023
Roger Federer poses for a photo earlier this month at the Met Gala in New York.
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Roger Federer poses for a photo earlier this month at the Met Gala in New York. By ATP Staff

Roger Federer sent tennis fans around the world into a frenzy on Tuesday when he answered questions on Twitter.

Naturally, some fans asked about Federer’s rivalry with Rafael Nadal. Does the Swiss miss playing the Spaniard?

Federer and Nadal played many memorable matches that will be spoken about for years to come. Which was the 20-time major winner’s favourite?

That was a joke from Federer. The 2008 Roland Garros final was one of the most lopsided matches in their legendary ATP Head2Head rivalry. Nadal won 6-1, 6-3, 6-0.

Perhaps the bigger surprise was the answer Federer gave when asked about any funny stories he has of being mistaken for someone else.

Federer won 1,251 tour-level matches and 103 titles, so it was no shock fans picked the Swiss’ tennis brain for advice.

Although Federer is enjoying his routines at home and time with family, he explained why he misses tennis.

Even in retirement, his sense of humour is as good as ever. He listed the best servers and included 5'7" Diego Schwartzman.

One of Federer's coaches, Ivan Ljubicic got in on the Q&A action and received a joke in return.

One fan asked Federer when he is coming back.

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