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Federer and Nadal Were the Best of Rivals. In the End, They'll Be Partners.

By Christopher Clarey

22 Sep 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Today, Roger Federer will play his final professional tennis match. Who better to partner him than his long time rival, Rafael Nadal? The Times takes a look at their long term friendship.

(On Tennis)

The rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal has been a 21st-century staple.

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