Rafael Nadal vs. Novak Djokovic: 7 Keys to Building an All-Time Great Rivalry

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Rafael Nadal vs. Novak Djokovic: 7 Keys to Building an All-Time Great Rivalry
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Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are ranked as the top two players in tennis, and they have set an impressive standard of winning with their championship play and passionate personalities.

Many fans would already rate this as one of the all-time great rivalries in tennis history, and it may just be getting started.

However, the best laid expectations of players and fans will often go awry. A rivalry is a tenuous entity, and even as it seems to hit its stride, could disintegrate within weeks. There are internal variables within each player, and external forces that will determine the value and longevity of an evolving rivalry.

What can these two tennis titans do to build on their personal accomplishments and take this rivalry to even greater heights?

Here are seven additions that would ensure this rivalry is an all-time hit.

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