Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have met 30 times on the ATP Tour. Nadal leads the series 20-10. Here's a look at each of their matches. Nadal's defeat of Federer in Key Biscayne, Fla., in their first meeting -- on hard courts, with Federer not far removed from winning the '04 Australian Open -- marked the young Spaniard's star turn. In retrospect, this was the match that transformed him from a talented teenager to a bona fide top player. Nadal leads series 1-0.