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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 32007861 2014: Australian Open semifinals (Nadal wins 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3) 2014%3A+Australian+Open+semifinals+%28Nadal+wins+7-6+%284%29%2C+6-3%2C+6-3%29 Tennis

Federer came into the match playing some of his best tennis in recent memory, but he was still no match for Nadal. The Spaniard dashed Federer's hopes with a quick straight-sets victory.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 32008591 2013: ATP finals semifinal match (Nadal wins 7-5, 6-3) 2013%3A+ATP+finals+semifinal+match+%28Nadal+wins+7-5%2C+6-3%29 Tennis

Nadal finished up his brilliant 2013 season with a win over Federer in the semis before losing to Novak Djokovic in the final. Nadal went 4-0 against Federer on the year.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 32008592 2013: Cincinnati quarterfinals (Nadal wins 5-7, 6-4, 6-3) 2013%3A+Cincinnati+quarterfinals+%28Nadal+wins+5-7%2C+6-4%2C+6-3%29 Tennis

For the first time since the 2012 Australian Open, it wasn't a straight-sets affair when these two met. Nadal shook off a tight loss in the opening set to rally back and win in three.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 32008595 2013: Rome final (Nadal wins 6-1, 6-3) 2013%3A+Rome+final+%28Nadal+wins+6-1%2C+6-3%29 Tennis

Continuing his clay mastery, Nadal waxed Federer in a no-contest affair in the Roland Garros tune-up. It was Nadal's 13th win in 15 clay-court meetings with Federer.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 32008594 2013: Indian Wells quarterfinals (Nadal wins 6-4, 6-4) 2013%3A+Indian+Wells+quarterfinals+%28Nadal+wins+6-4%2C+6-4%29 Tennis

It would be exactly one year until the two met again at Indian Wells, with Nadal turning the tables. Nadal won easily has he kick-started a stellar spring season.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 32008593 2012: Indian Wells semifinals (Federer wins 6-3, 6-4) 2012%3A+Indian+Wells+semifinals+%28Federer+wins+6-3%2C+6-4%29 Tennis

In their first-ever meeting at the Southern California Masters series event, Federer had little trouble in a quick straight-sets win.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 30602657 2012: Australian Open semis (Nadal wins 6-7 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-4) 2012%3A+Australian+Open+semis+%28Nadal+wins+6-7+%285%29%2C+6-2%2C+7-6+%285%29%2C+6-4%29 Tennis

Their highly-anticipated semifinal match at the 2012 Australian Open didn't disappoint. The four-set thriller saw two sets won in tiebreaks with neither Federer or Nadal giving up. But it was Nadal who had the upper hand after the first set and won the match.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 29866613 2011: French Open final (Nadal wins 7-5, 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-1) 2011%3A+French+Open+final+%28Nadal+wins+7-5%2C+7-6+%283%29%2C+5-7%2C+6-1%29 Tennis

In their eighth meeting in a Grand Slam final, Nadal rallied from a 5-2 deficit in the first set to take early control of the match, then shook off a third-set slip-up to win the fourth set to close out the match. The win gave Nadal his 10th Grand Slam title as Federer remained winless against his rival at majors since Wimbledon in 2007.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 29784585 2011: Madrid semis (Nadal wins 5-7, 6-1, 6-3) 2011%3A+Madrid+semis+%28Nadal+wins+5-7%2C+6-1%2C+6-3%29 Tennis

Nadal got the better of Federer as they met for the third straight year at the French Open tune-up in Madrid. After a glimpse of the top-form Federer in the first set, the Spaniard bounced back with authority to take the match in three sets.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 29665489 2011: Miami semifinal (Nadal wins 6-3, 6-2) 2011%3A+Miami+semifinal+%28Nadal+wins+6-3%2C+6-2%29 Tennis

Nadal needed just over an hour to dispatch Federer in their semifinal match during the Sony Ericsson Open in April in Key Biscayne. It was the first time they had played one another in the U.S. since 2005 at the same tournament.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 24821015 2011: Abu Dhabi final (Nadal wins 7-6, 7-6) 2011%3A+Abu+Dhabi+final+%28Nadal+wins+7-6%2C+7-6%29 Tennis

The duo started off 2011 meeting in the Abu Dhabi World Tennis Championships final, an exhibition event. Nadal scored another victory over Federer in a tight two-set match.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 24821016 2010: 'Match for Africa' charity event (Nadal, Federer win one match each) 2010%3A+%27Match+for+Africa%27+charity+event+%28Nadal%2C+Federer+win+one+match+each%29 Tennis

Nadal and Federer paired up in late December for 'The Match for Africa', an event organized to raise money for the Roger Federer Foundation, which supports sporting activities for underprivileged children in Africa and in Switzerland. They played two matches in two days with Federer winning the first 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in Zurich and Nadal winning the second 7-6, 4-6, 6-1 in Madrid.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 22541020 2010: ATP finals title match (Federer wins 6-3, 3-6, 6-1) 2010%3A+ATP+finals+title+match+%28Federer+wins+6-3%2C+3-6%2C+6-1%29 Tennis

Though they didn't meet in a Grand Slam for the first time since 2004, Federer and Nadal did close the season with their first-ever encounter at the year-end ATP World Tour Finals. A sharp-serving Federer took down Nadal in three sets to win his fifth season-ending title.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 11994890 2010: Madrid final (Nadal wins 6-4, 7-6 (5)) 2010%3A+Madrid+final+%28Nadal+wins+6-4%2C+7-6+%285%29%29 Tennis

After a full year without facing each other, Federer and Nadal met once again in the Madrid final. Nadal got him back this time, but once again they did not face each other at Roland Garros. Soderling intervened again, beating Federer in the quarterfinals.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 11995246 2009: Madrid final (Federer wins 6-4, 6-4) 2009%3A+Madrid+final+%28Federer+wins+6-4%2C+6-4%29 Tennis

Federer once again got the best of Nadal in a clay-court final in the final warm-up before the French Open, leading many to speculate that Federer would finally win his French Open title. He did, but he didn't have to go through Nadal. The Spaniard was stunned in the fourth round that year by Robin Soderling.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 11995247 2009: Australian Open final (Nadal wins 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-2) 2009%3A+Australian+Open+final+%28Nadal+wins+7-5%2C+3-6%2C+7-6+%283%29%2C+3-6%2C+6-2%29 Tennis

Nadal finally came through in a hard-court Slam with yet another thrilling five-set showdown with Federer. The two traded sets over the first four before Federer — reduced to tears after the match — unraveled in the fifth set to hand the trophy to Nadal.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 11995248 2008: Wimbledon final (Nadal wins 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (8), 9-7) 2008%3A+Wimbledon+final+%28Nadal+wins+6-4%2C+6-4%2C+6-7+%285%29%2C+6-7+%288%29%2C+9-7%29 Tennis

One of the greatest matches ever played, Nadal finally bested Federer at Wimbledon in a five-set epic that finished in near darkness due to multiple rain delays. Actual time of the match: four hours, 48 minutes. Total points won: 209 for Nadal, 204 for Federer.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 11995208 2008: French Open final (Nadal wins 6-1, 6-3, 6-0) 2008%3A+French+Open+final+%28Nadal+wins+6-1%2C+6-3%2C+6-0%29 Tennis

In his most virtuoso performance of the rivalry, Nadal made Federer look like a lowly qualifier in his efficient rout at Roland Garros. it took Nadal just one hour, 48 minutes to win his fourth straight French Open crown.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 11995207 2008: Hamburg final (Nadal wins 7-5, 6-7 (3), 6-3) 2008%3A+Hamburg+final+%28Nadal+wins+7-5%2C+6-7+%283%29%2C+6-3%29 Tennis

Nadal again celebrated over Federer on the clay, beating his Swiss rival in a three-setter in nearly three hours to get revenge for last year's defeat in the final of the same event.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 11995209 2008: Monte Carlo final (Nadal wins 7-5, 7-5) 2008%3A+Monte+Carlo+final+%28Nadal+wins+7-5%2C+7-5%29 Tennis

Back in the Monte Carlo final once again, Nadal beat Federer for the title for the third straight year in a tightly contested two-set match. The win made Nadal 9-6 all-time against Federer.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 11995210 2007: Masters Cup semis (Federer wins 6-4, 6-1) 2007%3A+Masters+Cup+semis+%28Federer+wins+6-4%2C+6-1%29 Tennis

Federer scored his easiest win to date over Nadal in their second straight meeting in the year-end Masters Cup semis. Federer went on to win the title, his second straight year with three Slam crowns and a victory in Shanghai.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 11995245 2007: Wimbledon final (Federer wins 7-6 (7), 4-6, 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-2) 2007%3A+Wimbledon+final+%28Federer+wins+7-6+%287%29%2C+4-6%2C+7-6+%283%29%2C+2-6%2C+6-2%29 Tennis

For the second straight year, the pair met in the Wimbledon final. Federer was forced to sweat for the first time in a while on the grass, but he pulled out the classic five-set win. Little did we know what was in store for us one year later ...

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 11995206 2007: French Open final (Nadal wins 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4) 2007%3A+French+Open+final+%28Nadal+wins+6-3%2C+4-6%2C+6-3%2C+6-4%29 Tennis

The Hamburg win ended up not signifying a changing of the Roland Garros guard. Nadal kept his perfect record at the clay Grand Slam, beating Federer in four sets for his third straight title in Paris.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 11995063 2007: Hamburg final (Federer wins 2-6, 6-2, 6-0) 2007%3A+Hamburg+final+%28Federer+wins+2-6%2C+6-2%2C+6-0%29 Tennis

Federer ended that clay winning streak just weeks after the exhibition, beating Nadal in the final of the Hamburg Masters in late May, giving him high hopes to finally conquer the French Open.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 11995062 2007: Clay/grass exhibition (Nadal wins 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (10)) 2007%3A+Clay%2Fgrass+exhibition+%28Nadal+wins+7-5%2C+4-6%2C+7-6+%2810%29%29 Tennis

Though it doesn't technically count in their career head-to-head record, we'll never forget the exhibition match the two played on a half-clay, half-grass court in early May 2007. At the time, Nadal had won 72 straight matches on clay and Federer had won 48 straight on grass.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 11995064 2007: Monte Carlo final (Nadal wins 6-4, 6-4) 2007%3A+Monte+Carlo+final+%28Nadal+wins+6-4%2C+6-4%29 Tennis

Nadal regained control of the rivalry the following spring in Monaco, beating Federer in the final of the Monte Carlo Masters for the second straight year.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 11995060 2006: Masters Cup semis (Federer wins 6-4, 7-5) 2006%3A+Masters+Cup+semis+%28Federer+wins+6-4%2C+7-5%29 Tennis

Federer kept the momentum on his side with a victory at the year-end Masters Cup in Shanghai. He went on to win the title and complete a masterful 2006 season in which he went 92-5 and won three Grand Slam titles.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 11995061 2006: Wimbledon final (Federer wins 6-0, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (2), 6-3) 2006%3A+Wimbledon+final+%28Federer+wins+6-0%2C+7-6+%285%29%2C+6-7+%282%29%2C+6-3%29 Tennis

Federer snapped a five-loss losing streak to Nadal in their first showdown at Wimbledon. It gave Federer his fourth straight Wimbledon title and second career victory over Nadal.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 11995059 2006: French Open final (Nadal wins 1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (4)) 2006%3A+French+Open+final+%28Nadal+wins+1-6%2C+6-1%2C+6-4%2C+7-6+%284%29%29 Tennis

Nadal made it two straight French Open crowns with a four-set win over Federer in Paris. After getting hammered in the first set, Nadal bounced back to stay unbeaten at Roland Garros.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 11995057 2006: Rome final (Nadal wins 6-7, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (5)) 2006%3A+Rome+final+%28Nadal+wins+6-7%2C+7-6+%285%29%2C+6-4%2C+2-6%2C+7-6+%285%29%29 Tennis

Nadal improved to 5-1 all-time against Federer with a five-set win in the Rome Masters title match in an epic that lasted five hours, five minutes.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 11995058 2006: Monte Carlo final (Nadal wins 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-3, 7-6 (5)) 2006%3A+Monte+Carlo+final+%28Nadal+wins+6-2%2C+6-7+%282%29%2C+6-3%2C+7-6+%285%29%29 Tennis

Back on Nadal's beloved clay courts, Federer gave the Spaniard a run for his money before falling in four sets in the first of three straight meetings between these two in the Monte Carlo Masters title match.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 11995055 2006: Dubai final (Nadal wins 2-6, 6-4, 6-4) 2006%3A+Dubai+final+%28Nadal+wins+2-6%2C+6-4%2C+6-4%29 Tennis

The duo took their rivalry to the Middle East for the fourth installment. Nadal bounced back from a set down to notch his third win in four tries against Federer — and claim another title.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 11995054 2005: French Open semis (Nadal wins 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3) 2005%3A+French+Open+semis+%28Nadal+wins+6-3%2C+4-6%2C+6-4%2C+6-3%29 Tennis

Just two months after their second Miami battle, they had their first French Open showdown. Nadal won in four sets en route to his first career Grand Slam title in his debut appearance at Roland Garros.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 11995056 2005: Miami final (Federer wins 2-6, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-1) 2005%3A+Miami+final+%28Federer+wins+2-6%2C+6-7+%284%29%2C+7-6+%285%29%2C+6-3%2C+6-1%29 Tennis

The duo was back in Miami a year later for their second encounter — the first of many five-set classics between them. Federer rallied from two sets down to take out Nadal in the championship match.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 11995185 2004: Miami round of 32 (Nadal wins 6-3, 6-3) 2004%3A+Miami+round+of+32+%28Nadal+wins+6-3%2C+6-3%29 Tennis

Their first meeting came in the spring of 2004 at the yearly event in Key Biscayne, Fla. The up-and-coming Nadal — then without a single Grand Slam title and just 17 years old — had no trouble with Federer, serving 81 percent in the victory.

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Tennis 199 43 Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry 24821014 They've played everywhere! They%27ve+played+everywhere%21 Tennis

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal (seen here in a promotional tune-up for their 2011 exhibition match in Abu Dhabi) have played each other 33 times (plus a handful of exhibition matches) over the years — and 20 of those have been in finals. Take a look back at each of their memorable showdowns.

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