RAFAEL NADAL MAKES INTERESTING COMPARISONS BETWEEN HIMSELF AND LIONEL MESSI
Rafael Nadal has said that sports lovers won’t want him to retire anytime soon quipping that no one wants to see sports greats retire
Tennis legend Rafael Nadal has compared himself to football great Lionel Messi. Nadal was recently asked about his potential retirement date and he made a subtle reference to Messi who is still playing at a high level despite his advanced age.
Nadal is arguably one of the best tennis players ever after winning a record 22 Grand Slams. He won the Roland Garros tournament in France to move clear of his closest challengers Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer who are both on 20 Grand Slams.
And when he was quizzed by a reporter about his potential plans to retire, the 36-year-old Spaniard made an allusion to the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner as quoted by Filo.
People who like sports don’t like it when someone they admire retires. You don’t want Messi or Tiger Woods to retire. I like to see them on TV and I would like to continue watching them.
Deep comparisons can be drawn between Lionel Messi and Rafael Nadal. The two have served excellence and longevity in their professions.
Messi has been part of the rivalry that has seen him come up against Cristiano Ronaldo several times. The two have been around for a decade-plus, breaking almost every available record in the football world.