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.
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2005 Miami Masters, Final
Nadal was two points from replicating his '04 win before Federer summoned his best tennis when it mattered most, prevailing in a titanic struggle. Federer's victory, predicated as much on mettle as on shot-making, solidified this as the sport's next great rivalry. Series tied 1-1.
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2005 French Open, Semifinal
Having all but swept the spring clay season, Nadal entered the French Open as the clear favorite. On his 19th birthday, he overcame the biggest challenge on his way to winning his first Grand Slam, taking down Federer in the semifinals. Nadal leads series, 2-1.
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2006 Dubai Open, Final
After finishing 2005 ranked 1-2, the rivals met for the first time in '06 in Dubai. The top-ranked Federer had already won the Australian Open on hard courts while Nadal, nursing a foot injury, had played only one event over the four months. Nevertheless, the Spaniard prevailed in three sets, bringing an end to Federer's Open-era record of 56 consecutive hard-court victories. Nadal leads series 3-1.
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2006 Monte Carlo Masters, Final
The undisputed King of Clay, Nadal ran off his 42nd straight win on dirt when he defeated Federer in three sets. At the time, Federer had won 130 of 136 matches since the '04 Olympics, but three of those defeats were to Nadal. Still, the Swiss professed that he was getting closer to solving the mystery his nemesis posed. "I enjoyed the battle against him, and it answers a lot of questions I was asking myself prior to the clay-court season," Federer said. "This was definitely a fantastic week for me." Nadal leads series 4-1.
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2006 Rome Masters, Final
Nadal tied the record for consecutive clay-court wins (53) in impossibly dramatic fashion, staving off two match points and defeating Federer in a five-set epic. Nadal's 16th title also tied him with Bjorn Borg for most tournaments won as a teenager. Though Federer kept a brave face in defeat -- "This is another step; I'm on the right track," he vowed -- his tentative play when he held match point was further evidence that Nadal had taken up residence in his head. Nadal leads series 5-1.
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2006 French Open, Final
After winning only one game in the first set, Nadal took advantage of Federer's tentative play and defended his title at Roland Garros, thwarting Federer's bid to hold all four major titles at the same time. Nadal leads series 6-1.
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2006 Wimbledon, Final
Four weeks after meeting on the clay of Paris, Federer and Nadal reconvened their rivalry on the grass of Wimbledon. On the faster surface, Federer prevailed, winning his fourth straight title at the All England Club. Nadal leads series 6-2.
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2006 Shanghai Masters, Semifinal
Meeting for the first time indoors, Federer trumped Nadal in the Shanghai semis, capping perhaps the finest season in the Open era. Nadal leads series 6-3.
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2007 Monte Carlo Masters, Final
Back on the clay, Nadal regained the upper hand in the rivalry, winning a match that was less competitive than the scoreline indicated. Nadal leads series 7-3.
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2007 Hamburg Masters, Final
Barely a week after a desultory loss in Rome that resulted in the firing of his coach, Tony Roche, Federer finally cracked the Nadal riddle on clay. In winning this title and reinvigorating his hopes for that elusive French Open crown, Federer also ended Nadal's clay-court winning streak at 81 matches. Nadal leads series 7-4.
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2007 French Open, Final
Nadal lost serve only once (despite facing 17 break points) in winning his third consecutive French Open and again denying the top-ranked Federer the career Grand Slam. Federer fell to 1-6 against Nadal on clay. Nadal leads series 8-4.
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2007 Wimbledon, Final
Federer's 34th consecutive victory at Wimbledon was the first in the streak that went five sets. Federer matched Bjorn Borg with both his fifth consecutive Wimbledon title and 11th Grand Slam championship. Nadal failed to capitalize on break points in two of Federer's first three service games in the fifth set, which Federer won 6-2. Nadal leads series 8-5.
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2007 Shanghai Masters, Semifinal
Serving at 4-4, 15-30 in the first set, Federer reeled off 20 of the next 21 points en route to a 6-4, 6-1 victory. Federer went on to overwhelm David Ferrer in the final in Shanghai. Nadal leads series 8-6.
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2008 Monte Carlo Masters, Final
Nadal began a five-match winning streak against Federer with a straight-sets victory, improving to 7-1 on clay against his rival and giving him 98 wins in his last 99 matches on the terre battue . Nadal leads series 9-6.
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2008 Hamburg Masters, Final
A year after Federer ended his 81-match winning streak on clay in this tournament final, Nadal collected a three-set victory. Nadal leads series 10-6.
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2008 French Open, Final
The two have played some epic matches, but this wasn't one of them. With an emphatic straight-sets rout, Nadal won his fourth consecutive French Open title and handed Federer his worst loss in 173 Grand Slam matches. During the trophy presentation, Nadal was moved to apologize to Federer for the most lopsided French final in 21 years. Nadal leads series 11-6.
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2008 Wimbledon, Final
In what many regard as the greatest match ever played, Nadal halted Federer's five-year title run at the All England Club with a five-set victory. Nadal needed 4 hours and 48 minutes -- and both players needed patience to wait out three rain delays -- to hand Federer his first loss on grass in six years. ''Probably my hardest loss, by far,'' Federer said. Nadal leads series 12-6.
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2009 Australian Open, Final
The top-ranked Nadal won his first Australian Open title and defeated Federer in a Grand Slam final for the third consecutive time. Federer was reduced to tears after failing in his first bid to tie Pete Sampras' record of 14 major titles. Nadal leads series 13-6.
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2009 Madrid Open, Final
Federer broke once in each set to win in straight sets and claim his first title of 2009. Nadal's 33-match clay winning streak ended a week before he was to defend his title at the French Open. Nadal leads series 13-7.
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2010 Madrid Open, Final
Nadal capped a rare treble of clay-court Masters titles -- in Monte Carlo, Rome and Madrid -- with a hard-fought victory over Federer in their first meeting in a year. Trailing 4-2 in the decisive tiebreak, Nadal rallied for a 7-5 victory that ended when Federer uncharacteristically whiffed on a bad bounce. Nadal leads series 14-7.
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2010 World Tour Finals, Final
Federer maintained his indoor supremacy over the top-ranked Nadal, capturing his 66th career title and the $1.63 million first prize in the final of the year-end championships in London. Nadal leads series 14-8.
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2011 Miami Masters, Semifinal
Nadal breezed in their first match in the United States since 2005, further cementing Federer's place outside of the top two in men's tennis. Nadal held each of his service games and converted 5-of-6 break points, while Federer committed 21 more unforced errors. Nadal leads series, 15-8.
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2011 Madrid Open, Semifinal
Nadal teared up during a prematch video tribute to the late Seve Ballesteros, then upped his clay-court record against Federer to 11-2. It was the first time in 13 meetings that the winner of the first set did not win the match. Nadal's win gave him 37 straight on clay. Nadal leads series 16-8.
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2011 French Open, Final
Nadal defeated Federer for the fourth time in the French Open final, improving to 7-2 in Grand Slam finals against his main rival. Federer is 14-1 in Grand Slam finals against opponents other than Nadal. Nadal leads series 17-8.
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2011 ATP World Tour Finals, Round Robin
Their first career meeting in Tour Finals group play lasted only an hour as Federer improved to 4-0 against Nadal in this event (all on indoor courts). Federer shut out Nadal in a set for only the third time. Nadal leads series 17-9.
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2012 Australian Open, Semifinal
Nadal and Federer landed in the same half of a Grand Slam draw for the first time since the 2005 French Open, ending a 26-major streak. That led to a showdown in the semifinals, where Nadal showed some brilliant shotmaking in his victory. Nadal improved to 8-2 against Federer in Grand Slam tournaments, including 2-0 at the Australian Open. Nadal leads series 18-9.
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2012 Indian Wells, Semifinal
Wild conditions at the Masters 1000 event tipped the scales in Federer's favor, who played it safe after the match was delayed nearly three hours for rain. Nadal's dejected disposition on the court showed the effect the wind was having on his heavy topspin shots, while Federer said he "had a no-lose mentality." Federer advanced to the final with the win, where he beat John Isner to claim the title. Nadal leads series 18-10.
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2013 Indian Wells, Quarterfinal
In their first-ever quarterfinal meeting (and first meeting before a tourney semi since their first match in 2004), Nadal swept Federer, who was clearly not 100 percent. Federer, yet to make a tournament final in 2013, had tweaked his back against countryman Stan Wawrinka in the previous round. Nadal continued his march toward what he hoped was his first hard-court tourney win since 2010. Nadal leads series 19-10.
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2013 Italian Open Final
A new haircut didn't change anything. A trimmed Federer was dominated by Nadal in their final in Rome, their last meeting before the French Open. Federer made his first final of the year, but Nadal won his sixth title (in eight events) of 2013. With the win, Nadal moved up to No. 4 in the rankings, still two places behind Federer. Nadal leads series 20-10.
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