The Greatest Rivalries in Tennis History

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The Greatest Rivalries in Tennis History
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Every major tournament starts out the same; 128 men and women all battling to become the champion.

Throughout the two weeks racquets are broken, dreams are crushed, careers are made, and exciting upsets capture the fans' hearts. Yet no matter how much excitement occurs, or how different the path seems to be, the final day of the tournament usually features the same names.

Over the past six years, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have dominated the men's side, while players like the Williams sisters are usually around on the women's. While it may become somewhat repetitive to see the same names, it is always great because the quality of tennis is so high, and it only fuels the inevitable rivalry that occurs when one's place in history is on the line.

Looking back at the past couple of decades, we reflect on some of the greatest rivalries in the history of tennis. (Note: they are in no particular order).  

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