February 1, 2009 / 1:38 PM / 10 years ago

Tennis-Grand slam final encounters between Federer and Nadal

 MELBOURNE, Feb 1 (Reuters) - List of grand slam final
encounters between Switzerland's Roger Federer and Spain's
Rafael Nadal after Nadal's 7-5 3-6 7-6 3-6 6-2 victory in
Melbourne on Sunday.
 
 Nadal leads their overall head-to-heads 13-6 and in grand
slam finals Nadal holds a 5-2 advantage
 
 2006
 French Open, Roland Garros
 Nadal beat Federer 1-6 6-1 6-4 7-6
 * The Spaniard came out on top in their first grand slam
final meeting, using his superior clay court skills to wear the
Swiss down.
 
 Wimbledon, the All England Club
 Federer beat Nadal 6-0 7-6 6-7 6-3
 * The then world number one exacted revenge for his Roland
Garros defeat with a superb performance.
 2007
 French Open
 Nadal beat Federer 6-3 4-6 6-3 6-4
 * Nadal once again reigns supreme on the clay, his heavy
groundstrokes too much for Federer.
 Wimbledon
 Federer beat Nadal 7-6 4-6 7-6 2-6 6-2
 * Federer and Nadal go to five sets for the first time in a
slam final. Though he is pressed all the way by Nadal, the Swiss
master emerges victorious to claim his fifth consecutive
Wimbledon title. 
 2008
 French Open
 Nadal beat Federer 6-1 6-3 6-0
 * Claycourt genius Nadal blows Federer away to hand the
Swiss his heaviest grand-slam defeat.
 Wimbledon
 Nadal beat Federer 6-4 6-4 6-7 6-7 9-7
 * The unthinkable happens. Federer's 40-match unbeaten
streak on the hallowed turf is ended by Nadal in a match
described by pundits as the greatest ever.
 2009
 Australian Open, Melbourne Park
 Nadal beats Federer 7-5 3-6 7-6 3-6 6-2
 * Federer's pursuit of Pete Sampras' grand-slam victories
record (14) is put on hold as the super-fit Nadal refuses to
wilt in another classic encounter between the duo.
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 (Compiled by Tom Pilcher; Editing by Pritha Sarkar)





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