Madrid: Spain's world number one Rafael Nadal says he prefers to play against his main rival Roger Federer of Switzerland, who he defeated during the final of the French Open earlier this month.
"It is clear that the matches against Federer are always of great intensity. When I have a final against him, I feel something special and I imagine people feel the same," he said in an interview published on Sunday in Spanish daily ABC.
"I have always liked Federer. I think the good thing about both of us is that we have always known how to lose as well as win. He is a gentleman."