BC: The story of two of the greatest tennis players who have ever lived, and about how they made their way to the top with all the challenges along the way.
FC: Rivalry | by: Matthew FitzMaurice
1: Rivalry By: Matthew Fitzmaurice
2: The rivalry between these two players is an everlasting one. Every time they meet in a match it could go either way especially in a grand slam event, which comes around four times a year.
3: Roger Federer has been named the greatest player that has ever lived. He is from Switzerland and is 28 years old with two twin girls. He has completed the career grand slam which is where an individual or doubles team wins each grand slam event at least once during the course of there career.
4: Rafael Nadal is also a holder of the career grand slam the last slam he won was at the french open on the clay. He is 26 years of age and is from spain. Rafael is a very strong clay court payer. He is extremely fast and has the dedication to get any ball that crosses the net.
5: Roger and Nadal have been battleing for the number rank in the world for quiet some time. Roger has been number 1 for 285 weeks overall. Nadal has been number one for 102 weeks at the number one postion.
6: Roger has had a tough career in the way of rivals. First it was Pete Sampras and as he retired Rafael Nadal came to the tour. Novak djokivic has also taken the tour by storm and is the current world number one.
7: Roger became apart of the pro circuit when he was just 18 years of age. He won his first ATP tournament in Milan in 2001. By 2004 he was already number one in the world.
8: Roger Federer took over the number one position in the world in 2004. He has been battling for the number one spot in the world with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokivic who s the current world number one.
9: Nadal also cam onto the tour at the age of eighteen. When he was making himself known as a fast, strong, athletic clay courter. As his career progressed he proved himself on every surface.
10: Nadal had his first taste of the number one spot in the world on the 18 of August in the year 2008. he held that rank until july 2009 and regained it June 2010.
11: Nadal and Federer played for the first time in 2004 Roger prevailed over the Spaniard the first match. They have played a total of 25 times on the ATP tour. They have an ever lasting rivalry that all began in 2005.
12: Roger and Rafael have played in many grand slam finals against each other. They have played each other 8 times and Nadal has won 6 of the 8 times they have played.
13: Over the years these two great competitors have developed a friendship off the court. They each support charities and help each other in raising money for each charity.
14: When Roger was in his prime he was number one in the world for an astounding 285 weeks. He is in second overall time at number one behind Pete Sampras who was number one for 286 weeks over all.
15: Once Roger's streak comes to an end he loses sevearal matches in a row to Nadal as he is the new world number one.
16: When they Nadal and Federer played each other at the french open Nadal won that match.
17: Nadal has beat Federer each time they have played at the French open. This is how Nadal is known as the king of clay.
18: Federer beat Nadal three of the four times they played in the Wimbledon finals.
19: Roger and Rafael have yet to play a final in the U.S. Open against each other.
20: At this point in Roger's career he has 16 Grand slam singles titles. This is the most in history beating out Pete Sampras's record of 14 grand slam titles.
21: Rafael Nadal has ten grand slam titles. He is slowly catching up to Federer and Sapras.
22: Roger has now hit a new mile stone in his life and career he has just married his agent. They now have two twin girls.
23: Nadal is not married but does have a girlfriend.
24: Nadal is now number one in the world for 102 weeks only to be knocked out of the number one position by Novak Djokivic. Roger is third in the world.
25: Novak goes on a 42-0 winning streak winning three of the four majors in 2011 making him the world number one.
26: Roger Federer and Rafeal are presently trying to regain their position as number one in the world.
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