Top 6 best rivalries in Tennis

Tennis rivalries

Rivalries define sports and Tennis freaks will define these rivalries from recent times for you. Some top tennis rivalries always puts that extra ounce of emotion and competitiveness in a game which makes it unforgettable and timeless for the fans. They earnestly wait for that game in the entire season which sends the temperatures soaring in every part of the World. The tennis freaks present you with the best rivalries in Tennis in recent times.

Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal

The bullfighter versus the bull. This is the most dominant rivalry in the history of sports. No two players or teams have dominated their sports like Rafa and the FedEx express. From the 2005 French Open through the 2007 US Open, they combined to win 11 consecutive Grand Slam titles. They are the only pair of players to have finished as the top-two ranked players for six consecutive years from 2005-2010. Their 2008 Wimbledon final, the longest in Wimbledon history at 4 hours and 48 minutes which Nadal won ultimately, is considered by many tennis analysts to be the greatest Tennis match ever played.

Serena Williams vs Venus Williams

The Williams sisters from the States are two of the greatest tennis players of the Open era. They first played professionally in 1998 and have faced each other 22 more times since then, with Serena prevailing over her elder sibling 13-10. Serena also leads the Grand Slam head-to-head record 7-5, with 4 of those coming in four consecutive Grand Slam finals in 2002-03. They have won an equal number of career tennis titles (43, to be precise) and the fact that they have won 13 Grand Slam doubles titles playing together makes their rivalry even more interesting for the fans.

Nadal vs Djokovic

On court, this rivalry goes down as the best of the last 25 years, possibly even more.

This is a remarkable feat, given the Tennis freaks along with millions of fans agree that they are not even the two greatest players of their generation. They have met an incredible 43 times, a professional era record in men’s singles.

Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer

Although the Federer-Nadal rivalry has been more memorable, Djokovic and Federer 11 Grand Slam meetings are the most ever. Only one of those meetings occurred in a final. Federer holds a 16-12 advantage.

Venus Williams vs Lindsay Davenport

They met 27 times with Davenport holding a 14-13 advantage and Williams having a 4-3 edge in Grand Slams. Twelve of their meetings were in the finals of a tournament, with Venus holding a 7-5 edge. Their most memorable match came in the 2005 Wimbledon final. The 2:45 match was the longest final in women’s history.

Justine Henin vs Serena Williams

This duo made up one of the more wonderful rivalries on the WTA tour during the 2000s. Their first meeting was a straight-set victory for Serena at the 2001 US Open in the fourth round.


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