Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal has admitted that he would have liked to have some of Swiss maestro Roger Federer's abilities on the tennis court. The King of Clay has a number of unique attributes but revealed that having the skills of his great rival would be an added bonus.
Nadal and Federer have faced off 34 times in the past, including in 21 tournament finals. The Spaniard holds a 23-11 advantage and has also won five of their past six matches. Federer won their most recent encounter when he beat Nadal at the Swiss Indoor tournament at Basel last season.
"Surely I would have liked to have some qualities that other players have and like the one Roger has too, obviously. But you have to see talent from several points of view, you need to enter the court with the right attitude and with enough energy. Other players would like to have these abilities as well", said Nadal, as quoted by Tennis World.
The 30-year-old has not had the best of seasons due to poor form and injuries plaguing him in 2016. Nadal has been suffering from a persistent wrist injury on his left hand, which has limited his game as he is yet to recuperate from it.
The Spaniard, however, still managed to win two titles this year and recently confirmed that he aims to get back to the top of the world rankings when he returns to action at the Mubadala World Tennis Championships in December. The former world number one who has 14-Grand Slam titles to his name is currently ranked eighth in the men's ATP rankings.