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Roger Federer congratulates Rafael Nadal on tying male Grand Slam record

Roger Federer was quick to welcome Rafael Nadal to the club — now tied for the male record 20 Grand Slam singles titles.

Federer, who owned the major record alone for the last 11 years, posted congratulations on social media 43 minutes after Nadal swept Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 for his 13th French Open title.

“I have always had the utmost respect for my friend Rafa as a person and as a champion,” Federer posted, along with a photo of him with Nadal. “As my greatest rival over many years, I believe we have pushed each other to become better players.