Jil Teichmann is a Swiss international tennis player. The 24-year-old was born in Barcelona, Spain. Due to this, she can easily pass for Spanish citizenship but continues to represent Switzerland. In a recent interview, she was asked many questions about her preference, history, origins, and future and one of the most important questions in tennis circles, who is better between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Jil Teichmann is currently playing the 2022 Madrid Open. Her performance has been very good. She won against the 2021 US Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez and later defeated Petra Kvitova picking successive straight-set wins.
“I have a lot of affection for him but…” Jil Teichmann makes a tough choice
In her recent interview, Jil was asked many controversial questions but one that caught the attention was to choose one between Federer and Nadal. Jil answered, “Federer. I have a lot of respect for Rafa, besides he is left-handed and I have affection for him, but the thing is that Federer…” The debate is going on for a long time now and Jil is of the opinion that Federer is a better player.
Both Nadal and Federer have faced each other 40 times in their career. They are the GOATs of tennis and have played top-class tennis throughout their career. They both are exceptionally good and the fact that Nadal has 1 grand slam more doesn’t make him the best or doesn’t make Federer the second-best player.
Jil was asked questions like, “Have you considered playing for Spain?” to which she said, “People don’t know it, but I don’t even have a Spanish passport. I speak very good Spanish, yes. I was born in Barcelona, yes. But I grew up in Switzerland, I went to a Swiss school and at home I only speak Swiss. Holidays, family… sounds weird but I’m very Swiss.”
Teichmann will be back in action in the third round of the 2022 Madrid Open where she will take on the 16th seeded Elena Rybakina with the two locking horns for a place in the quarter-finals of the WTA-1000 event.