The legendary duo of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have been through some fearsome battles over the years and have dominated the game for over two decades. However, the tales of their friendship are cherished throughout the tennis fraternity.
Today, on the special occasion of Christmas, we look back at an iconic clip of El Nino and Federer Express getting fits of laughter on the sets of an ad shoot to promote their exhibition match for the Roger Federer Foundation.
Both Rafa and Federer couldn’t control themselves and each time Federer commenced speaking his lines both burst out in laughter. Keep reading till the end to watch the full video clip.
It started with Roger Federer who couldn’t keep up with his dialogues and would start tearing up in laughter as soon as he finished. The promo starts with him asking Rafa about his Christmas present.
“So what are you going to get me for Christmas?”
Rafa was supposed to speak next, replying,
“You know what? I am gonna come to Switzerland and play an exhibition match for your foundation.”
But the duo just couldn’t keep a poker face.
This clip continues to joy tennis fans around the world and has become a mandatory Christmas clip to look back at. It has become a Christmas Classic and gets flooded over social media platforms around this time each year.
Rafael Nadal set to compete in the Australian Open and is ramping up his preparations
After struggling with injuries for most of the last year, Rafael Nadal is all set to take on the action in the land down under.
The 37-year-old, Rafael Nadal is amping up his training to make a strong comeback for the upcoming season. With the Australian Open just around the corner, Nadal is working immensely on getting into peak shape to compete and rise back to the top.
The challenge isn’t going to be easy for Nadal as the competition is against the young risers in Jannik Sinner, Carlos Alcaraz, Casper Ruud, and more. The experienced campaigners Daniil Medvedev and World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will also be ready to challenge the Spaniard for the title.
Rafael Nadal was seen training with Frenchman Richard Gasquet at the Rafael Nadal Academy in Manacor, Spain. The post-training statements made by the French player have sparked optimism in Nadal’s fanbase. He said that Rafa was competing at a very high level and would be in peak shape before the start of the Australian Open.
“I felt that he was no longer in pain. He will be competitive and win games. There is no doubt! He is doing three-hour training sessions and will play as much as he can.”