Nadal-Federer, McEnroe-Borg, Sampras-Agassi, Djokovic-Nadal and even McEnroe-Connors… Throughout the ages, the history of tennis has been marked by legendary rivalries. Sport.fr gives you this week in video a Top 5 of the most stunning of them.
Considered by many to be the most stunning of all time, the rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal ignites and divides tens of millions of followers. To date, the two legends every have 20 Grand Slam titles in their possession. So far, the turf grasp and the clay king have confronted one another 40 instances on the circuit, together with 9 instances in the Grand Slam (Rafa leads 24-16 in the clashes).
Even if Federer stays his everlasting rival, the Spaniard additionally shares an unbelievable rivalry with the newest member of the Big 3: Novak Djokovic. To date, the two merely have the report for the most prolific rivalry in tennis with 56 encounters (Novak leads 29-27 in duels).
Among the most stunning rivalries in tennis, how can we not point out the one between Pete Sampras and André Agassi? The two Americans wrote the heyday of tennis in the 90s. “Pistole Pete” and the Las Vegas Kid had completely reverse kinds of play that complemented one another splendidly. On the one hand, a high-class server-volleyball participant with a phenomenal one-handed backhand. On the different, an over-solid participant from the baseline, with a formidable two-handed backhand. During their 34 duels (Sampras leads 24-10), the two gamers thrilled tens of millions of spectators round the world.
Another great 100% American rivalry, that between John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors which was electrical. The two tennis gamers, who hated one another, despised one another in the 4 corners of the world. Big Mac and Jimbo fought spectacular duels and divided America for over a decade.
The 70s and 80s are additionally synonymous with the legendary Borg-McEnroe duels. The two champions, who had been opposed in model of play and persona, have performed spectacular matches all through their careers. The most unbelievable being this anthology ultimate at Wimbledon in 1980. Out of their 14 confrontations, the volcanic John and the icy Bjorn didn’t handle to resolve with seven victories on each side.
Today, Sport.fr subsequently invitations you to return in time with this Top 5 in footage, with some of the finest factors and clashes of the best champions of the little yellow ball. On the program, lots of sizzling pictures, one-handed backhand, molten stadium and a duel of ego between McEnroe and Borg.