Federer Sets Epic Finale Against Nadal

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Federer Sets Epic Finale Against Nadal
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Roger Federer will renew his epic rivalry with Rafael Nadal in the Internazionali BNL d'Italia final. Federer trails 10-19 in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series and will attempt to beat the Spaniard on clay for just the third time in 15 attempts. It will be their second contest of the season, with Nadal having won in straight sets when they met in the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells in March. Seven years ago, they played out one of the greatest clay-court finals in Rome, with Nadal prevailing in a fifth set tie-break after five hours and five minutes.

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