Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have one of the greatest rivalries in tennis history. While Federer is widely regarded—even by Nadal—as the best tennis player in history, Nadal's record against Federer is 18-10 in Nadal's favour.

Comparison chart

Rafael Nadal versus Roger Federer comparison chart
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Rafael NadalRoger Federer
Place of birth Manacor, Mallorca, Spain Basel, Switzerland
Date of birth 3 June 1986 August 8, 1981
Country Spain Switzerland
Height 1.85m (6ft 1in) 6'1'' (185 cm)
Weight 188 lbs (85 kg) 188 lbs (85 kg)
Plays Left handed (Two-handed backhand) Right handed (One-handed backhand)
Career Prize Money $50 million (as of July 2012) $73 million (as of July 2012)
Highest ranking (singles) No. 1 (18 August 2008) 1
Career record (singles) 699–135 (83.8%) 853-192
Career titles (singles) 64 75
Won Wimbledon (singles) 2008, 2010 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Won French Open (singles) 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 2009
Career titles (doubles) 8 8
Won US Open (singles) 2010, 2013 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Playing style Strong two-handed backhand, well-angled topspin strokes, fast mobility on the court, preference to play from the deep court Versatile all-court aggressive player, powerful serve, forehands, and good volleys. Gracious under pressure; not a sore loser.
Won Australian Open (singles) 2009 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010
Turned Pro in 2001 1998
Olympic Gold Medals (singles) 2008 Never
Highest ranking (doubles) 26 24
ATP World Tour Finals Never won. Finalist in 2010 when he was beaten by Federer and 2013 when he was beaten by Djokovic. 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011
Career record (doubles) 103–60 119-78
Residence Manacor, Mallorca, Spain Oberwil, Switzerland
Ferderer and Nadal during Wimbledon 2008
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Ferderer and Nadal during Wimbledon 2008

Matches

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Head-to-head tallies

Here are the head-to-head tallies for Federer and Nadal as of January 26, 2012 when Nadal beat Federer in the Australian Open semifinal.

Federer vs Nadal stats as of 2012-07-14

Videos

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