Two of the greats of the game resume their rivalry Sunday in the Miami Open final. It’s the 37th meeting between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, a rivalry which first began in Miami back in 2004 when a 17-year-old Nadal stunned Federer.
Nadal leads 23-13 but Federer has turned the tables winning their last three meetings.
Nadal is 14-8 in final meetings and owns a 12-5 advantage in ATP Masters 1000 tournaments (7-3 in finals). In their last Miami meeting in the 2011 sermi-finals, Nadal won 63 62. Since Nadal’s last win in the semi-finals at the 2014 Australian Open, Federer won in the final of his hometown Basel tournament in 2015. And after not meeting last year, Federer rallied to win in five sets at the Australian Open on Jan. 29 to earn his 18th Grand Slam crown, and in the 4R at ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells on Mar. 15.
Rafael Nadal leads 23-13
All matches: Nadal, 23–13
All finals: Nadal, 14–8
Grand Slam matches: Nadal, 9–3
Australian Open: Nadal, 3–1
French Open: Nadal, 5–0
Wimbledon: Federer, 2–1
ATP Masters Series/ATP World Tour Masters 1000 matches: Nadal, 12–5
ATP Masters Series/ATP World Tour Masters 1000 finals: Nadal, 7–3
Best of five set matches: Nadal, 11–4
Five-set matches: Nadal, 3–3
Winning the match after losing 1st set: Nadal, 6–2
Best of three set matches: Nadal, 12–9
Outdoor courts: Nadal, 22–7
Indoor courts: Federer, 5–1
Tie-breaks: Nadal, 11–10
Clay courts: Nadal, 13–2
Hard courts: Nadal, 9–9
Outdoor Hard: Nadal, 8–4
Indoor: Federer, 5–1
Grass courts: Federer, 2–1
SUNDAY MIAMI SCHEDULE
STADIUM start 1:00 pm
ATP –  R. Federer (SUI) vs  R. Nadal (ESP)
WTA –  S. Mirza (IND) / B. Strycova (CZE) vs G. Dabrowski (CAN) / Y. Xu (CHN)
US TV SCHEDULE
ESPN2 will have live coverage of the men’s starting at 1pm ET.
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