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By Chris Oddo/ Saturday, November 9, 2013


Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will meet for the 32nd time on Sunday in London. Join us as we go inside the numbers of their storied rivalry.

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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will renew their storied rivalry on Sunday in London. In other words, Sunday is a holiday for tennis fans. No matter the tournament, the round that they meet, or the form that each is in leading up to the match, when Roger and Rafa get together, it's cause for celebration.

Here's a peek inside the numbers of their rivalry:

30: Number of Grand Slams won by Federer and Nadal combined. That's a lot of hardware. Sunday's match marks the first time that 30 Grand Slam titles have shared the same court in an ATP match.

21-10: Nadal holds a significant edge in the series, thanks to his dominant 13-2 record against Federer on clay.

6-7: Federer's record against Nadal on hard courts, the surface on which the pair will do battle on Sunday.

4-0: Federer's record against Nadal on an indoor hard court, and at the World Tour Finals. Seriously.

11: Number of deciding sets they've played. Nadal owns a  record in deciders vs. Federer, including five of the last six. The last time he lost one? The 2010 World Tour Finals, where Federer owns a 1-0 edge in deciders vs. Rafa.

20: Number of tiebreaks the pair have played. They've split, 10-10, with Federer winning the only tiebreaker that went beyond seven points. Federer won the fourth-set tiebreak in the 2008 Wimbledon final, 10-8.

23: Number of times the winner of the first set has gone on to win, including 17 of the last 20 meetings. Nadal bucked that trend in their last battle, a 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 victory in the Cincinnati quarterfinals.

25,712,564: Total number of likes amassed by the two tennis icons. Roger is currently in the lead by 1,301,188 likes.

10: Number of different countries Federer and Nadal have played a tour-level match in (England: 5), (France: 5), (U.S.: 7), (Monaco: 3), (Spain: 3), (Australia: 2), (China: 2), (Germany: 2), (Italy: 2), (United Arab Emirates: 1)

47: Masters 1000 titles owned by the pair. Nadal owns 26 and Federer owns 21. They were tied at the beginning of 2013.

137: Titles won by Federer and Nadal. Federer has 77, Nadal 60.

409: Number of weeks at No. 1 by Federer and Nadal combined. Federer leads all ATP players past and present at 302 weeks at No. 1. Nadal has held the ATP top spot for 107 weeks.

4: Number of bagel sets in their 31 previous matches. Federer has three (2006 Wimbledon, 2007 Hamburg, 2011 World Tour Finals) and Nadal has one (2008 Roland Garros).

8: Number of times that either Federer or Nadal has finished as ATP year-end No. 1 in the last ten years. Federer did it in 2004-2007 and 2009, Nadal did it in 2008, 2010 and 2013.

74,000: Number of times the pair cracked up while filming this promo for a charity match.



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