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‘He got killed by Rafa,’ Roger Federer’s former coach reveals shocking details about the 2008 French Open Final

Coach Jose Higueras shares some insights into the match between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer at the 2008 Roland Garros.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer has not played a single match since the start of the new season. He also spent half of the last season off the court because of a severe knee injury. Rodger had to get his right knee operated rise in the past season which left him off the court. He was last seen at the Wimbledon 2021 where he reached the quarter-finals Lorenzo Sonego in the round of 16, but he lost the quarter-finals to Hubert Hurkacz.

Since then the player has not played a single match his fans and fellow tennis mates are eagerly waiting to see Roger showcase some of his excellent moves on gold, but this does not seem to happen anytime soon because according to the latest news he is still not in a condition to play and it can be assumed that he won’t be playing the Wimbledon this year.

Coach Jose Higueras recalls Roger Federer’s state of mind in the 2008 RG Final

Roger Federer

Roger Federer’s former coach, Jose Higueras, recently recalled his time together with the Swiss maestro in a podcast with Patrick McEnroe. In the podcast, the coach takes about many things which also included Roger. He talked about Roger’s nature and how he deals with failure. He also talked about Roger and Rafa’s match at the 2008 Roland Garros.

“I remember when he got killed by Rafa, a different job, and he got 4 games. We had a get-together with a bunch of friends of his from Switzerland and other places with 40 people. It was new to me. I was so depressed. My point is, he was so unique,” the coach said

The 2008 French Open Final was one of the most one-sided finals in grand slam tennis history. Federer, who was in his prime at that time got bullied by Nadal. The Spaniard manhandled Federer to win the match comfortably in straight sets 6–1,6–3,6–0 to win his 4th straight Roland Garros title.

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