out of respect/ out of pity
i know it sounds stupid but can anything as such happen or has happened in the world where a player might feel for other and out ofrespect might want to help other thinking that this is his, most probably, last chance and he is great player and he deserves it atleast once in his life time.
they are two good friends with lot of respect for each other. will rafa feel pity for roger, will his inner self come to haunt him and make him realize that let roger have this one, he (your friend) deserves it as this might be his last chance to get the status that he deserves. can he have such a feeling.
i wish players were as good as im thinking
thats the only way roger can become the champ
now plz dont get serious over this, i know these are professional players and there is no as such thing (but who knows ...)
im just thinking the unthinkable