Nadal says `combination of styles` makes rivalry with Federer `special`

Cincinnati: French Open champion Rafael Nadal has said that he has always had special feelings in his matches against Roger Federer as a quarter-final clash between the two players beckons at the Western and Southern Open draw in Cincinnati.

According to, the Spaniard, who is coming off his 25th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title in Montreal, expressed that the two had played all of the important matches in their careers, and the combination of styles made their match-up even more interesting.

Nadal added that the players tried to find solutions not to let the other play as he did and it was a bit more strategic between them.

The Spaniard further said that when he and Federer played for big titles, the match-up made him feel very special every time.


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