7 Classic Moments Nadal and Federer Rivalry

Nadal and Federer Rivalry - Rivalry between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer is one of the hottest in the world of tennis. Before diving duel to-33 in the semi-finals of the Australian Open later on, how bout the history of the two?

Nadal-Federer classic game will be presented at the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, on Friday (24/01/2014) tomorrow. Rivalry between the two has been rooted and ongoing since the last decade.
Nadal and Federer Rivalry

Nadal and Federer Rivalry

A total of 32 meetings have been undertaken, 28 of which are in the semi-finals or finals. 10 times the two are clashing capabilities in Grand Slam tournaments, the Masters 16 times in the event, and five times in the final of the ATP World Tour.

Federer is collecting Grand Slam titles with 17 titles, while Nadal is third with 13 trophies. This note makes two players fight the full aroma of pride and self-esteem.

So how traveling competition both?. Here is a collection of the best match between Nadal and Federer, who quoted from SportsIllustrated.

1. Miami Masters 2004 

Miami Masters 2004 Nadal Federer
The third round of the Miami Masters event 2004 to the beginning of the rivalry between Nadal and Federer. Both face each other for the first time.

Nadal was then 17 years old, with a style similar to the so-called senior Carlos Moya, both of Spain. 34 ranked the world, this fight so Nadal event to introduce themselves to the world, and to Federer as world number one at that time.

Although not favored, Nadal to face Federer did not seem awkward. While on the other hand, Federer completes ambitious new title that she won the Australian Open looks hassles.

With his forehand typical, Nadal finally able to defeat Federer in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 in 70 minutes.

2. French Open 2005 

French Open 2005 Nadal
Nadal started up success in 2005. This year, he has won the title at the Monte Carlo Masters, Barcelona Open and the Rome Masters. Ranks fifth in the world, he soon becomes the target of rivals.

Including Federer, who get a chance to stop the Nadal at the French Open. Face to face in the semifinals, Federer had stolen a set of opponent from Spain.

But in the end, Federer must recognize the benefits of Nadal. The Swiss lost 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, and 6-3, after dicecar on the backhand side.

Nadal then reached the final and beat Mariano Puerta to win his first Roland Garros title.

3 . Monte Carlo Masters , Rome Masters , French Open , and Wimbledon in 2006

Monte Carlo Masters , Rome Masters , French Open , and Wimbledon in 2006
In 2006 , Nadal and Federer competition got hotter . With Nadal now ranks last two world while Federer in the rankings , prestige scents was Coloring fight this season .

Met in the final of the Monte Carlo Masters , both fought in three hours 50 minutes in which Nadal won 6-2 6-7 6-3 7-6 . Nadal even managed to come from behind 0-3 in the final tie-breaker .

Three weeks later , the two met again in the final of the Rome Masters . This time Nadal and Federer fighting raged for more than five hours . Nadal again triumphed on clay surface , with a 6-7 , 7-6 , 6-4 , 2-6 , 7-6 .

A few weeks later , duel again presented in the French Open final . This is Federer's first Roland Garros final and he is eyeing title equaling the record for the sake of Andre Agassi as a tennis player who won Grand Slam titles all over .

But what power he had to postpone that dream come true . Backhand side again so sought after and must be defeated Nadal 1-6 , 6-1 , 6-4 , 7-6 . Nadal also maintain the title .

However, the three successfully in reply defeat by Federer at Wimbledon . If Nadal insists he is the king of clay , Federer declared himself as the ruler of grass.

Although time losing a set , Federer closed the game with a 6-0 , 7-6 , 6-7 , 6-3 and reach the fourth Wimbledon title in a row . He also extended a winning record in 48 matches so the grass arena .

4. Hamburg Masters and Wimbledon 2007 

Hamburg Masters and Wimbledon 2007
After two years in the arena is always subdued clay, Federer finally able to break the dominance of Nadal on his favorite surface. Met in the final of the Hamburg Masters 2007, Federer won 2-6, 6-2, 6-0.

Federer's victory at the same stop Nadal's winning streak on the surface of the flagship. Also prevent a clean sweep of the rival Masters title held in the clay.

Still in the same year, Nadal and Federer from Hamburg to bring competition to the Wimbledon final. Nadal determined to avenge his defeat and beat Federer on grass arena, which is a mainstay of the Swiss.

But Nadal's determination must fail. Although exert his best, he must submit a 7-6, 4-6, 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-2. Federer equaled Bjorn Borg's record by winning a fifth Wimbledon title in a row.

5. Wimbledon 2008 

Wimbledon 2008
Wimbledon 2008 is touted as one of the greatest and most historic matches between the two. This action is also so exhausting one, remembering was suspended because of rain and very fierce race for points.

Fight on the grass surface, clearly seeded Federer. But Nadal broke predictions and won 6-4, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 9-7 in a match that lasted for 4.8 hours.

With this title, Nadal also equaled Bjorn Borg's record as a player who is able to marry Roland Garros and Wimbledon titles in one season, or so-called Channel Slam.

"I am very happy, but I am also sad for him, because he also deserves the title," Nadal said at the time.

While Federer said, "Maybe this is the toughest defeat me so far."

6. 2009 Australian Open 

2009 Australian Open
Although the final, Nadal was predicted to win this event. Because in the final round he had to fight hard against Fernando Verdasco for more than five hours.

While Federer advanced to the finals with a smooth, after frustrate Andy Roddick in the semifinals. However, the prediction was limited to prediction. Nadal beat Federer 7-5, 3-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-2 and become the first Spaniard to win the Australian Open title.

This defeat makes Federer so disappointed, as to shed a tear at the end of the game.

7. ATP World Tour Finals 2010 

ATP World Tour Finals 2010
Federer came into this event with a record of six defeats in the last seven meetings cons Nadal. While Nadal has just won the U.S. Open title.

But apparently not inferior Federer. With new coach Paul Annacone, he appeared impressive and won 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. The Swiss even then sharpen in the event record to 3-0 on the year.

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