Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal: a Miami memory of their first exciting final

The Swiss and the Spaniard played their first final at the Miami Open: a memory of 15 years ago

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Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal: a Miami memory of their first exciting final

Fifteen years ago Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal played their first final, at the Miami Open 2005. At that time the tournament was called NASDAQ-100 Open: Roger and Rafa competed for the first time in Miami in the third round of 2004, when Nadal won in two sets.

The 2005 final was a very exciting event. Federer won in five super-sets with the final score of 2–6, 6 (4) –7, 7–6 (5), 6–3, 6–1, in 3 hours and 43 minutes of play. Federer won his first title in Miami; that was Fedal's dawn, the biggest and most celebrated rivalry in modern tennis.

A memory to be shared in these days suspended in time due to the Covid-19 pandemic.