A Duel to Fuel Tennis

Federer and Nadal give the sport a high-profile rivalry

Who's your Euro? That's the question for tennis fans at the U.S. Open, which gets under way this week in New York City. Is it the melted-chocolate-smooth Swiss, Roger Federer, 25, or the bulldog from Spain, Rafael (Rafa) Nadal, 20? The top-ranked players in the world--Federer is No. 1, Nadal No. 2--have met in two major finals this summer, with the dirtballing specialist Nadal spoiling Federer's bid for the Grand Slam by beating him on the clay at the French Open. Federer, in turn, held serve against Rafa on the drag-strip grass at Wimbledon to win his fourth straight title at...

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