Andy Murray thought it was “really pleasant” to see Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer playing together in the Swiss’ final match. Twenty-time Grand Slam winner Federer decided to call it quits in the Laver Cup competition.
Federer officially stated his wish to partner with Nadal in his final encounter a few days before the Laver Cup. Federer requested it, and Nadal approved it, bringing an end to Federer‘s career. The Big Four colleagues Murray and Novak Djokovic cheered on Nadal and Federer from the Team Europe bench as they faced off against each other on the same side of the net.
I believe that playing with his greatest adversary and buddy Rafa was a beautiful way for him to end his career. It was quite remarkable, and I believe it was very great to witness. The players and the general public’s reactions to seeing Roger with his family after he finished were really special, “Murray told Cadena SER.
Murray is taking part in the inaugural Gijon Open this week. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, a native, was defeated by Murray in Gijón’s opening round 7-5, 6-2. Murray fell behind right away but rallied by defeating Davidovich Fokina in games eight and twelve to take the opening set.
After taking the opening set, Murray defeated Davidovich Fokina in two sets by breaking him three times. “He was playing considerably better than I was in the first set. He had numerous opportunities to score on the second break, but I was still able to compete.
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Vasek Pospisil, a former Wimbledon doubles winner, said Novak Djokovic was the hardest opponent he had ever faced. The hardest match for him was against Novak, who is also the top returner of all time, and for whom the serve is one of his strengths. “You know, it makes for a big struggle,” he added.
“He’s the one I have the hardest time playing my game with. He is just so amazing at limiting huge shots, large swings, and lengthy points. Every time I’ve played Novak, he’s been the hardest opponent I’ve faced, the player stated.
Even in the few times I’ve faced Roger Federer, I once came within two points of defeating him in Basel when leading the match by a break. He obviously has incredible talent, but I could still take some action. It’s extremely difficult with Novak because he doesn’t give you anything, he continued.