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Federer better than Rafael Nadal, says Spaniard’s coach

Toni Nadal, the uncle and lifelong coach of Rafael Nadal has said that Swiss Maestro Roger Federer and not his 14 Grand Slam winner nephew is the greatest tennis player of all time.

The Swiss Master holds the record for most Grand Slam wins with 17 and he recently added that first Davis Cup win to his list of achievements which only lacks a singles gold medal in the Olympic Games.

Speaking to a Spanish radio station, Toni stated that he believes Federer is the best of all time, adding that the numbers say this much. He mentioned that alongside Rod Laver, the Swiss Master is the best player the modern game has seen.

Rafael Nadal has consistently come out on top against the world number two throughout both their illustrious careers, holding a 23-10 record over the 33 year old. But Federer hasn’t lost a Grand Slam final at the hands of the Spaniard since the Wimbledon 2007 final.

Toni added that for some reason, his nephew is not affected by Roger Federer and his game. But, one is only as good as the titles they win and the records show Federer has won 17 Grand Slam titles while Nadal has managed 14; Federer has been world number one for five years and Nadal for three; and therefore, Federer is the best.

He also added that current world number one Novak Djokovic might not have the numbers to match either of the two, but he is close to the level of both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Toni stated that he is a very good player, but he doesn’t know if he is better or worse than his nephew.

In terms of titles, both the players are far ahead of him but he has time on his side to come good.

Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal – Best Shots & Rallies on Grass (HD)

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FEDERER LOSES SHINE

Rafael Nadal’s tennis rival, Roger Federer, has been defeated by Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic in the quarter finals of the US Open at the Flushing Meadows. With this victory, Berdych has made his way to the final 4. Berdych won the match by 7-6(1), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. The way Federer had been thrashing his opponents in the tournament; he was expected to secure an easy victory over Berdych in the quarterfinals. But, that didn’t happen and the Czech player pulled off an upset against the World no. 1. However, it was not a one sided encounter and Berdych had to put a lot of efforts to win the match. Berdych smashed a total of 30 winners in the match including 14 aces.

Federer started the match on a very good note and got a breakthrough in the very first game of the match. He held his service in the next game and the score became 2-0.  The next three games went with the serve and Federer was ahead by 3-2 in the set at the end of the fifth game. Federer lost his lead in the sixth game as Berdych broke his service to level the scores. Both the players held their service in the remaining games and the set went into the tie breaker. Federer was completely outplayed in the tie breaker. Berdych let the Swiss star win only one point in the tie breaker and sealed the first set.

In the second set, Berdych broke Federer’s service twice and took a profound lead of 5-2. Federer tried to make a comeback by winning the 8th and the 9th game in a row. The Swiss star had to win the 10th game to level the scores, but, Berdych managed to sneak another breakthrough in the 10th game and won the second set. Federer was down by 3-1 in the third set as well, but, all of a sudden, he played some delightful shots and won five games consecutively to grab the third set by 6-3. It seemed that the Swiss superstar was back on track, but, Berdych had some other ideas. He broke the service of Federer in the eighth game of the fourth set to take a lead of 5-3 and then, wrapped up the match by serving out the next game.  In the semi final match, Berdych will play against Andy Murray of Great Britain.

Roger Federer & Rafa Nadal tribute !! Best moments !!

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Nadal Congratulates Federer

Spain’s Rafael Nadal has extended his congratulations to Roger Federer of Switzerland for winning the 7th Wimbledon title of his career and the 17th Grand Slam overall.

Nadal, who was a victim of Federer and his marauding run at Wimbledon when he won 5 straight titles at Wimbledon, losing two Wimbledon finals to the Swiss Master has taken to the popular social networking site Facebook where he posted a congratulatory message for the new world number one.

Nadal and Federer have been the fiercest of rivals in the men’s tennis circuit ever since the Spaniard burst onto the scene at a time when men’s tennis meant Federer and Nadal before the emergence of the likes of Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. Read more »

THE NUMBERS POINT TO NADAL

The numbers are with Nadal as he gears up for a semi-final appearance against former world number 1 Roger Federer at the Australian Open. The Swiss tennis genius hasn’t beaten Nadal in a grand slam tournament for 5 years, the last victory against him coming half a decade ago at Wimbledon.

And Nadal’s record in grand slams is phenomenal – at the semi-finals of the major competitions he has won 14 and lost just 3. The longer matches play right into the Spaniard’s hands too, as he can bring his superb physical fitness into play, even if (or perhaps especially when) he loses a set or two.

In contrast, although Federer looked magnificent in his recent game versus the Argentinean giant Juan Martin Del Potro, Roger is 30 now, and coming slowly towards the end of his career. He sees the likes of Nadal, Djokovic and Murray approaching their prime, and it is a tough ask to compete against their physicality in the potential 5 set matches of grand slams.

Federer is considered by many the greatest tennis player of all time, with his unrivalled record of 16 grand slams, and he still has the talent to beat the best of them if he can close out the match in 3 sets, but the odds turn against him as soon as a set is dropped, and the heat of the Australian competition won’t help him.

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