Well I love Nole
He had the guts and determination to take on the Fedal duopoly and win.
Same reason I love Rafa for taking it to Fed, when Fed was boringly dominating everything.
Awww, nice words bbh.
I do think it's sad, but Nole said something about "professional distance". And I remember Andy saying something before the AO 2012 - after Lendl came aboard - about stopping with the footie pre-tourney etc.
You certainly don't see Fed and Nadal hanging out. Sure there is respect, but no "hanging out." Sometimes I wonder if Andy and Rafa hanging out and playing playstation is to Andy's detriment on court? Don't know - but Andy has the goods to beat Rafa, imo, but just hasn't done so too much. I am interested to see how their rivalry will evolve, next year, or when Rafa returns.
But all that having been said - about keeping distance, and so forth - I also heard Nole say that he and Andy watched football just yesterday
before Andy's semi! Also, Nole and Andy practiced before the Olympics. So I take all this talk with a small grain of salt.