Nadal & Federer: 89 Hours And Counting...
The very best parts of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal's FedEx ATP Head2Head rivalry will remain unquantifiable forever. How their games have evolved throughout their careers. The passion they share for tennis. The feelings of excitement they've provided millions of fans during the past two decades.
But certain aspects of their rivalry, one of the best in all of sport, can be counted. And when you've played each other 37 times over 14 years and your match-ups have decided 23 tour-level titles, the numbers add up quickly.
To begin: They've spent a lot of time together. Nadal and Federer have been on court together for the equivalent of almost four full days – three days, 17 hours and 16 minutes, to be precise. If you're thinking about that in terms of a workweek, that's one busy week – 89 hours.
They've played more than 7,000 points, more than 1,100 games and more than 100 sets. They've had their share of faults – 126 double faults to be more accurate – but they've also aced each other dozens of times, and that's not hyperbole.
To relive all 37 matches they've played, click here. For more stats, keep reading.
By The Numbers: Federer v. Nadal
|Total Points Played||7,161|
|Time On Court (Minutes)||5,356|
|Total Games Played||1,138|
|Total Sets Played||115|
|Break Points Faced||319||297|
|Break Points Converted||110||133|
|First-Serve Points Won||1,575||1,747|
|First-Serve Return Points Won||871||671|
|First-Serve Points Played||2,246||2,618|
|Second-Serve Points Won||658||532|
|Second-Serve Return Points Won||431||676|
|Second-Serve Points Played||963||1,334|
|Total Service Points Won||2,233||2,279|