‘Roger Federer’s done a pretty incredible job of managing…’, says former ace

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Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have contested many notable titles over the last 17 years, battling it out in the finals of three Majors. Yet the two great rivals have never met at the US Open, coming within a win of the match at Arthur Ashe Stadium but never taking that last step.

One such situation occurred in 2010, when the Spaniard reached his first US Open final, waiting for Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic. Competing against each other for the fourth year in a row in New York, Novak fended off two match points against Roger in a stunning 5-7 6-1 5-7 6-2 7-5 win in three hours and 44 minutes.

minutes. Djokovic let two match points slip away at 4-5 in the decider. With two brave forehands and three games in a row, the Serbian player prevailed at the finish line and ruined the final between two dominant men’s tennis figures of the last decade.


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