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Gianluigi Buffon: "Messi and Ronaldo are Federer & Nadal in football"

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"Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in football", said Gianluigi Buffon, a legendary goalkeeper and tennis fan.

"Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in football". Gianluigi Buffon, a legendary goalkeeper and tennis fan, gave this assessment in a recent interview in Italian media. "Federer represents the ultimate level, and Nadal represents perseverance, sweat and also talent".

In this duo, Buffon especially respected Nadal: "Nobody can win every Grand Slam like him. Rafael Nadal's hard work and continuous improvement to help him stand on the same level as one of the most talented tennis stars in history".

Gianluigi Buffon: Messi and Ronaldo are Federer & Nadal in football

In fact, the two superstar pairs of football and tennis have had successful careers. Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been sweeping the trophies of European football for a long time with a total of 61 domestic titles and each has 5 Golden Balls. In the same era, Federer and Nadal also dominated the tennis world with 20 and 19 Grand Slam titles respectively.

Gianluigi Buffon: Messi and Ronaldo are Federer & Nadal in football

Now 41 years old, Gianluigi Buffon - the great goalkeeper of Juventus and the Italian team - says he idolizes Federer and Rafael Nadal, and believes the two superstars have similarities with their great colleagues: "Leo Messi is similar to Federer, while Ronaldo is similar to Nadal".

As for Buffon, he is also a successful superstar with 24 important titles in Parma, Juventus, Paris Saint Germain and the Italian team for nearly 25 years.