The 25 Best Tennis Rivalries in the Open Era

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The 25 Best Tennis Rivalries in the Open Era
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This has often been referred to as the Golden Age of tennis. On the men's side, we have seldom seen as many great players as we do now. Never has there been a triumvirate like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. We have never seen three players dominate the sport for as long as those three have combined.

On the women's side, the Williams sisters' rivalry is the most compelling rivalry. They have been the face of women's tennis, particularly American women's tennis, for the past decade and a half. 

Federer, Venus and Serena are near the end of their careers, but Rafa and Nole should wow us with their rivalry for at least the next five years if Nadal can stay healthy.  

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