The rivalry of all rivalries

Updated: June 22, 2012, 7:29 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

Remember that quaint, spirited little rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal?

That was so 42 seconds ago.

Just the facts, please: No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 2 Nadal have won the past nine Grand Slam singles titles, with Nadal holding a tenuous 5-4 lead. They have met in the past four major finals. No exalted pair, including Roger and Rafa, ever managed it consecutively more than twice.

Is this devastating one-two punch good for tennis?

"I think so. I believe ...

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