Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and 10 All-Time Matches That Changed Tennis History

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Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and 10 All-Time Matches That Changed Tennis History
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The French Open has often been a reminder of Grand Slam heartache for Roger Federer, but every great player has matches he wishes would have been reversed.

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic also have had their fair share of regrets, despite their spectacular successes.

The most painful losses are often the matches that great players recognize as a lost opportunity to make history, to extend their dominance, or dispatch a rival.

This article will feature the most important (usually most regretful) loss in the careers of ten tennis legends. Each player is only allowed to reverse one match.

Oftentimes, a great rivalry match can have a ripple effect on future matches and tennis history.  This countdown will attempt to rank the importance of each match, and how it could have altered history.

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