Undoubtedly Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are two of the best players to have graced the sport of tennis. We get the idea of their supremacy by just realizing that they have played most of their tennis in the same era and still they share 31 Grand Slams between them and counting.
We have not just enjoyed their individual careers but their rivalry as well which we can easily say that is also amongst the best of the best. However, one gets astonished after looking at their head to head record which is 23-10 in favour of the Spaniard.
All of us know that Nadal, the record nine times French Open champion, is the greatest clay courter of all time and the slowest surface is Federer’s weakest so we hear many people say that Nadal’s 13-2 winning record against Federer on clay has helped the Spaniard in building this huge head to head lead over the Swiss Maestro. On the other hand, Federer is far better player on indoor hard courts and neutralizes Nadal’s clay advantage by having a 4-1 record on his own favourite surface.
Now coming to the outdoor hard courts, with nine Grand Slams on this surface being under his belt compared to Nadal’s three, Federer is considered the all time best on this surface. However, one gets amazed after realizing that Nadal also enjoys a commanding 8-2 head to head lead over Federer on the outdoor hard courts as well.