Top 5 Greatest encounters of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer a.k.a Fedal Matches. The list comprised of such five times when Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer made the tennis world go mad with their stroke play, exhilarating tennis matches and emotional moments which make them the Greatest Tennis players. Here are the top five greatest Fedal Matches:
5. Miami Open 2005 Final
Roger Federer went into the Miami Masters 2005 competition as a favorite for the title, in spite of the reality he had never won it, he lost final to Andre Agassi in 2002. Federer appropriately achieved the last with the base of whine where he would confront the talented teenager Spaniard Rafael Nadal. Incidentally Nadal had won the sets just past match which was likewise in Miami the prior year in straight sets 6-4 6-4. Nadal hustled into 2 sets to love to lead and gave off an impression of being on course for a staggering triumph against the world number 1. Federer figured out how to pull the third set back by winning it on a sudden death round, starting there onwards the Swiss maestro had the energy as he won the fourth set to level the match at 2 sets all. The world number 1 fixed the match winning it 6-2 in the to secure an epic triumph and seal his first title in Miami.
Roger Federer def. Rafael Nadal 2–6, 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–5), 6–3, 6–1
4. Australian open 2009 Final
It was not exactly another tennis magnum opus. The eagerly awaited rematch between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer did not have the reliable quality and, most importantly, the crescendo to the completion of their five-demonstration show in blurring light at Wimbledon a year ago.
In any case, the Australian Open last on Sunday night was positively epic amusement. It additionally endured five sets and over four hours. It likewise highlighted a lot of sudden inversions of fortune and surprising breaks of serve. What’s more, it additionally finished with Nadal triumphant and Federer crushed.In the fifth and final set Nadal broke for a 3-1 lead and although Federer saved two match points at 5-2, the three times Australian Open champion put one final forehand long and Nadal was the champion for the first time.
In the postmatch ceremony, Federer choked up after receiving the runner-up plate from one of his idols, Rod Laver, and was unable to get more than a few sentences into his speech before he began to cry in earnest.
Rafael Nadal def. Roger Federer 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-2
3. Rome Masters final 2006
This match had it all. There was high tennis quality from both players, multiple comebacks, and a final climactic tiebreaker to settle the result. It was the essence of how both players established their greatness. It’s a time capsule that relives the spirit of the way they once were as rising champions.
“It was an unforgettable match, five hours and something,” Nadal told ATPWorldTour.com. “It was an unbelievable comeback for me in the fifth. I think for both of us, it was a very, very high level. We enjoyed it and we had fun. Both of us had chances to win the match. For me, it was great to be part of that match.”
“He’s done it again,” Mark Petchey says. “He’s broken Federer’s heart.”
Rafael Nadal def. Roger Federer 6-7(0), 7-6(5), 6-4, 2-6, 7-6(5)
2. Australian Open 2017 Final
2017 Australian Open final was legendary and in terms of legacy, it was defining.
In an Australian Open final billed as the most important match of all time, Roger Federer posted a triumph for the ages by conquering his nemesis, Rafael Nadal. For all the glittering highs in Federer’s career, the victory that gave him an 18th grand slam title(has 20 now) has claimed to be the best of all, with the Swiss overcoming a fifth-set deficit to prevail.
Federer said he wished he could share the title with his nemesis.“I am out of words and Rafa said so many great things, but of course, I want to congratulate Rafa on such an amazing comeback,” he said. “Tennis is a tough sport. There is no draws but if there was one, I would have been happy to have one tonight and share it with Rafa.
“Stay on the tour. Keep playing Rafa, please. Tennis needs you.”
“We fought like we could. I hope to see you here next year. If not, this was a wonderful run here,” Rog said.
Roger Federer def. Rafael Nadal 6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3
1. Wimbledon 2008 Final
Without a doubt, not only the greatest FEDAL match but the greatest tennis match of all time.
The 2008 Wimbledon final would mark the third straight year these two tangled in both the Wimbledon and French Open finals and few tennis fans wanted anything other than another great match between them. They would get their wish.
“It’s impossible to explain what I felt in that moment,” said Nadal, who made a tearful ascent to the VIP box to celebrate with his family before making his way over to the royal box where he was congratulated by members of the Spanish royal family. “I’m very, very happy. It is a dream to play on this court, my favorite tournament, but I never imagined this.”
On being asked about Roger, Nadal “I must congratulate Roger,” he added. “He’s still the No1, he’s still the best, and he’s won five times here. But now I have one, and that’s very important to me.”
Rafael Nadal def. Roger Federer 6-4 6-4 6-7(5) 6-7(8) 9-7
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