Rafael Nadal: 6 Reasons He Has a Leg Up on Roger Federer

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Rafael Nadal: 6 Reasons He Has a Leg Up on Roger Federer
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While Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer no longer constitute the biggest rivalry in men's tennis, it is still an intriguing one as they are two of the best players of all time.

Heading into the 2011 US Open, the duo is probably about tied as far as being the second favorite in the tournament after World No. 1 Novak Djokovic.

Federer still has the overall career achievements to top Nadal, but the Mallorcan owns their head-to-head matchups.

It's actually possible that they could meet in the semifinals of the US Open since they aren't ranked No. 1 and No. 2 anymore. The following is a look at where their rivalry stands right now, first analyzing why their US Open chances are pretty similar.

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