Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are ready to write the thirty-ninth page of their endless rivalry in the semifinals of the Roland Garros 2019. The two most loved tennis players of this tennis era are ready to do battle, to reach the umpteenth Slam final and mark another record of their now mythological career.
What is the Claganebowl in comparison, when all of us are waiting for the Fedalbowl? Almost twenty months later, the two greatest tennis players of history are ready to ignite the crowd at Stade Philippe Chatriere. The Parisian semifinal will therefore be a sporting event of unique and special importance.
These two boys of the Old Generation, who, after almost seventeen years of career, are still able to give hard tennis lessons to the young players of the Next Generation. Here are the most important numbers and head-to-heads of their legendary rivalry: In the head-to-head Nadal leads 23-15 Federer won 20 Slams, including 8 Wimbledon, 6 Australian Open, 5 US Open, 1 Roland Garros.
Nadal won 17 Slams, including 11 Roland Garros, 2 Wimbledon, 3 US Open, 1 Australian Open. On clay-courts Nadal leads 13-2 On hard-courts Federer leads 11-9 On indoor hard-courts Federer leads 5-1 On outdoor hard-courts Nadal leads 8-6 On grass-courts Federer leads 2-1 In the finals Nadal leads 14-10 In the Grand Slam matches Nadal leads 9-3 At the Australian Open Rafa leads 3-1 At the Roland Garros, Rafa leads 5-0 A Wimbledon Federer leads 2-1 They never clashed at the US Open In the Slam finals Nadal leads 6-3 At the ATP World Tour Finals Federer leads 4-1 In the ATP Masters 1000 Nadal leads 12-7 Federer holds the record of title won on hard-courts (70) and on grass-courts (18). Nadal has won 58 titles on clay-courts, which is a record.