Rafael Nadal held a rather tasty Instagram session with some of his friends and fiercest rivals. One of the funniest moments was when Rafa was struggling to invite Roger Federer to the chat. Andy Murray made fun of Rafa saying, “This is brilliant… He can win 52 French Opens, but not work Instagram,” but eventually the Spanish sensation made it and there were some nice exchanges between Federer and Nadal.
Federer’s recovery is going well
On February, Federer had a knee operation and he planned to get back to competition for the grass season that eventually was canceled for the Coronavirus pandemic. During the Instagram chat with Nadal, Federer released some updates about his recovery to say: “I had a really good first six weeks, then things got a bit slower, now it’s good again.
But I have plenty of time obviously. There’s no rush. I’ve been hitting a bit against the wall, doing my rehab and my fitness.
The good thing is that the second surgery is easier than the first one. I don’t need to experience a third one, though!”
Roger Federer’s ranking and performance in 2020
Currently ranked no.4, Roger played his last match on the 30th of January when he surrendered to Novak Djokovic 7-61 6-4 6-3 in the semifinal of the Australian Open.
Roger Federer’s most significant achievement of the present season was getting to the semi-finals at the Australian Open.
Rafael Nadal’s ranking and performance in 2020
Currently ranked no.2, Rafael played his last match on the 29th of February when he overcame Taylor Fritz 6-3 6-2 in the final in Acapulco to win his 85th career title.
At present, this year the Spaniard has a 13-3 win-loss record. The Spaniard conquered 1 title in Acapulco.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal played each other 40 times. The head to head is 24-16 for Nadal. The last time that they locked horns, Roger Federer won 7-63 1-6 6-3 6-4 in the semifinal in London (Wimbledon) in July 2019.