In the game of tennis, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are the first people to pop in the mind. The two superstars of the game have dominated the sport for so long. Between them, they have a combined no. of 39 Grand Slams.
The Federer – Nadal rivalry is one of the most entertaining matches to watch. The two best tennis players duking it out against one another. There is no easy to figure out who is the best between them.
Federer came into the professional sport in 1982 and had a Grand Slam breakthrough in 2003. By 2004, he had achieved the no.1 rank. Rafael Nadal came into the light in 2004 when he first defeated Roger Federer in Miami. This got him into the spotlight as the 17 yr old had defeated the World Champion.
Since then, their rivalry continued and the debate for the best kept getting hotter.
In a recent interview that Nadal gave to L’Equipe newspaper, he said “Before, for sure, Roger was a more complete player than me, on all surfaces. Things have moved on. It’s obviously a unique player, who has a very special way of playing and understanding tennis. Next, between the two of us, to define who is the strongest, I think it was often about the form of the moment. If I feel very good and he is just normal, I am better than him, but if not, he is the best. It would be fair enough to say that there is not much difference between us today. Who was the best? If I want to be honest, I have to say I don’t know.”
The champion of the Clay claims that he has given proper competition. He provides a doubt about who is the best between them.
Federer has won 6 Australian Open titles while Nadal has won just 1. On the other hand, the French Open has been dominated by Nadal as he has 12 Grand Slam titles there. Wimbledon has been won 8 times by Roger while Rafael Nadal has won twice. However, the US Open has been a tough call between them has Federer won 5 times while Nadal has just 4.