Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have dominated tennis for almost 2 decades. The Swiss and Spaniard have always excelled on 2 surfaces: Roger on grass and Rafa on clay.
Back in 2007 in Mallorca Federer and Nadal engaged in a mouth-watering match that was played on a court that was half on clay and half on grass. Even if the guy that played on clay had a clear advantage, the result was spectacular.
Eventually, it was Rafa to win 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (12-10) a match that was played quite seriously.
Roger Federer in 2020
At the moment ranked no.4, Federer played his last match on the 30th of January when he was defeated by Novak Djokovic 7-61 6-4 6-3 in the semifinal of the Australian Open.
Roger Federer’s best result of this year was getting to the semi-finals at the Australian Open.
Rafael Nadal in 2020
Ranked world no.2, Nadal played his last match on the 29th of February when he beat Taylor Fritz 6-3 6-2 in the final in Acapulco to win his 85th career title.
At the moment, this season the Spaniard has a 13-3 win-loss record. Nadal has won 1 title in Acapulco.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal played each other 40 times. The head to head is 24-16 for Nadal. The last time that they played each other, Roger Federer won 6-4 6-3 in the final in Shanghai (Shanghai Rolex Masters) in October 2017.