Who has better rivalry? Fed/Rafa or Pete/Andre

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Who has better rivalry?

  1. Federer/Nadal

    18 vote(s)
    72.0%
  2. Sampras/Agassi

    7 vote(s)
    28.0%
  1. TMF

    TMF Talk Tennis Guru

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    Despite Pete/Agassi played a total of 34 times while Fed/Nadal played only 20 times, but almost all of Fed/nadal's matches are met in the final. 8 out of 20 were played at the GS, or 40%(Pete/Andre only 26%). I also think Fed/Nadal brings more intense, electrifying, and quality tennis than them. Their slam finals became more of a classic than Pete/Andre.
     
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  2. longst

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    Probably Fed and Nadal. For sure in terms of quality of tennis. Fed is a ballerina.
     
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  3. statto

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    Fed/Rafa. I would put McEnroe/Borg ahead of Sampras/Agassi too, even though they only played 14 times. For me it's all about the slam finals and how competitive they are:

    7 Nadal/Federer (5:2)
    5 Sampras/Agassi (4:1)
    4 McEnroe/Borg (3:1)

    Sampras and Agassi never had a five set slam final, so by definition none of their finals are classics. Borg and McEnroe had two five-set classics, and never had a straight sets final. Nadal and Federer have had three five-setters (so far), including what many people feel is the best slam final in history.
     
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