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Federer and Nadal meet again

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will renew their rivalry at the Australian Open this week. Federer, who got by fourth-seeded Andy Murray, is experiencing a revival this year, after a terrible 2013. But will he be able to get by his longtime nemesis, Nadal, who was pushed by Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals?

  • Who will win this Australian Open men's semifinal match?

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  • Who are you rooting for in the Australian Open semifinal?

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  • Who will finish with more career grand slam singles titles?

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  • Will Roger Federer win at least one grand slam singles title in 2014?

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  • Which rivalry is the best in the history of men's tennis?

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  • Who will win this Australian Open women's semifinal match?

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Federer and Nadal meet again

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will renew their rivalry at the Australian Open this week. Federer, who got by fourth-seeded Andy Murray, is experiencing a revival this year, after a terrible 2013. But will he be able to get by his longtime nemesis, Nadal, who was pushed by Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals?

  • Who will win this Australian Open men's semifinal match?

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      44%
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      56%

    Discuss (Total votes: 86,065)

  • Who are you rooting for in the Australian Open semifinal?

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      66%
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      34%

    Discuss (Total votes: 105,813)

  • Who will finish with more career grand slam singles titles?

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      48%
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      52%

    Discuss (Total votes: 8,014)

  • Will Roger Federer win at least one grand slam singles title in 2014?

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      69%
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      31%

    Discuss (Total votes: 7,898)

  • Which rivalry is the best in the history of men's tennis?

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      23%
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      11%
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      11%
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      53%
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      2%

    Discuss (Total votes: 7,357)

  • Who will win this Australian Open men's semifinal match?

    •  
      40%
    •  
      60%

    Discuss (Total votes: 42,002)

  • Who will win this Australian Open women's semifinal match?

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      30%
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      70%

    Discuss (Total votes: 27,920)

  • Who will win this Australian Open women's semifinal match?

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      28%
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      72%

    Discuss (Total votes: 42,688)

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The top three seeds in the 2013 US Open make up the past three winners of the final Grand Slam of the season. The tournament's top seed, Novak Djokovic, would like to avenge last year's five-set loss to 3-seed Andy Murray, while No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal looks to be the last man standing on Arthur Ashe Court for the first time since 2010. Who will take home the title? Click the images below to set your rankings!

More: Rank US Open women's contenders

US Open men's contenders

Tomas Berdych

Tomas Berdych

ATP ranking: 5
US Open seed: 5

Juan Martin del Potro

Juan Martin del Potro

ATP ranking: 6
US Open seed: 6

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic

ATP ranking: 1
US Open seed: 1

Roger Federer

Roger Federer

ATP ranking: 7
US Open seed: 7

David Ferrer

David Ferrer

ATP ranking: 4
US Open seed: 4

Richard Gasquet

Richard Gasquet

ATP ranking: 9
US Open seed: 8

Andy Murray

Andy Murray

ATP ranking: 3
US Open seed: 3

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal

ATP ranking: 2
US Open seed: 2

Milos Raonic

Milos Raonic

ATP ranking: 11
US Open seed: 10

Stanislas Wawrinka

Stanislas Wawrinka

ATP ranking: 10
US Open seed: 9

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How amazing has Rafael Nadal's run been?

June 10, 2013
Jun
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Nadal wins French Open No. 8

Rafael Nadal has turned the French Open into his personal highlight reel. The 27-year-old has won the tournament eight times, more wins than any other player in a single major, and has now won a major in nine straight calendar years. Will he catch, and perhaps even surpass, Roger Federer's 17 major titles? And when a tennis player finds an inordinate amount of success on one surface, as with Nadal, how does that affect his or her legacy?

Who will finish his career with more majors?

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  • Which accomplishment by Rafael Nadal is more impressive?

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  • Rafael Nadal is the first to win the same major 8 times. Will Roger Federer, with 7 Wimbledon titles, ever win No. 8 on the grass?

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  • How many more non-French Open major titles will Rafael Nadal win in his career? (Currently has 4)

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  • How much does the distribution of major titles across tournaments/surfaces matter when debating the legacy of a tennis player?

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