- Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have been rivals on the court for over 10 years but are great friends off the court
- Real Madrid are planning to capitalise on Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal's epic rivalry with a special match in Spain
- Rafael Nadal is a proud Madridista and has previously stated his desire to become the club's president
Roger Federer's decision to retire has come as a shock to many in the sporting world.
The Swiss superstar announced that he would retire from tennis after the Laver Cup, which takes place next week.
The decision didn't come as a surprise to just those in the tennis world, the football world was also stunned by the news.
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The plan is to hold the event in front of approximately 80 000 fans at the Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid's stadium, reports ESPN.
Nadal and Federer have been rivals for over a decade and have won 42 grand slam titles between the two of them.
Despite their epic rivalry over the years, the duo have great respect for each other and remain good friends. Madrid are hoping to celebrate that rivalry by hosting the massive match at their stadium.
Nadal is a self-confessed Madridista, and the club hopes he can convince Federer to compete in one final game.
Nadal has in the past stated that he would like to become the Los Blancos president one day.
Rafael Nadal pens heartfelt message to rival Roger Federer after Swiss tennis great announced retirement
Multiple Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal has penned a touching message to long-standing rival Roger Federer following the latter's announcement of retiring from the sport.
Swiss tennis great Roger Federer made public his intentions to announce his retirement from the sport, saying next week's Laver Cup will be his final ATP tournament.
Federer, the 20-time Grand Slam winner who has been struggling with a knee problem for the past couple of years, made the announcement via a letter posted on social media.