Federer/Nadal Reasons Why Their Rivalry Is Better Than Sampras/Agassi

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Federer/Nadal Reasons Why Their Rivalry Is Better Than Sampras/Agassi
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20 Years of Rivalry; Nadal, Sampras, Agassi, Federer

We sports fans love our players, even our eras. We form loyalties based on personal preferences, collections of tangible and intangible factors that, once formed, make us staunch believers. Competition by its very definition is about rivalry, but rarely do we see two players with such surpassing ability appear in the same era. When this does happen it takes a sport beyond its highest pinnacle and redefines what is possible. In the last 20 years, tennis has been witness to two of the greatest rivalries in the history of sports, Sampras/Agassi, and Federer/Nadal.That these two rivalries have followed even overlapped to a certain extent, creates another sort of rivalry - which two players were indeed the greater rivals?  

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