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Federer and Nadal rivalry enters one year hiatus

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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal may share the greatest rivalry in tennis today, but with the Madrid Masters 1000 underway it’s also a rivalry which has now waited almost a full 12 months for its latest instalment.

When the two played in the final in Madrid last year, Nadal was ranked as the world’s best player and there was growing doubt that Federer could wrest the No. 1 ranking back from the Spaniard, whose most recent victory over the Swiss sealed his maiden Australian Open title at the start of 2009 and reduced the then 13-time Grand Slam champion to tears.

It was a victory that followed the Spaniard’s five-set triumph over Federer in the 2008 Wimbledon final, which followed yet another Nadal win over Federer in the Roland Garros final.

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