Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal

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2005 French Open, Semifinal
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2005 French Open, Semifinal

Nadal wins 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

Having all but swept the spring clay season, Nadal entered the French Open as the clear favorite. On his 19th birthday, he overcame the biggest challenge on his way to winning his first Grand Slam, taking down Federer in the semifinals.

Nadal leads series, 2-1.


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