Breaking Down the 5 Best Matches from Rodger Federer's Rivalry with Rafael Nadal

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Breaking Down the 5 Best Matches from Rodger Federer's Rivalry with Rafael Nadal
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Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal

The Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal rivalry comes back to where it all started this week. They met for the first time 10 years ago here in Miami. 

Roger Federer had just won the first two majors of his career and was settling in as the world No. 1. The 17-year-old Rafael Nadal had yet to really make a name for himself. Nadal ended up taking that match 6-3, 6-3. It would only be fitting for them to meet again this year.

Instead of looking ahead, it is time to look back at some of the best matches of their rivalry. 

In deciding what matches to include, I looked back at all of their matches and weighed them based on the stage and score. 

 

**All Stats from Atpworldtour.com unless noted otherwise

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