Best of the Roger-Rafa rivalry
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Tennis fans have had no shortage of tantalizing matchups during the Australian Open. Roger Federer confronted young, fast-rising Aussie Bernard Tomic, Federer tangled with Juan Martin del Potro in a repeat of the 2009 U.S. Open final, and Novak Djokovic played Aussie veteran Lleyton Hewitt.
Now comes the best of the bunch: It's Federer versus Rafael Nadal in the semifinals Thursday.
With their 27th meeting looming, we look back at their top five matches. ...
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