Rafael Nadal’s five-set semifinal victory over Novak Djokovic earned him a shot at his eighth French Open title. It also …
It won’t necessarily resonate alongside his 16 Grand Slams but when Federer does finally call it a day, he’ll surely be proud of the feat.
Nothing ignites engrossing one-on-one match-ups quite like championship tennis finals: two players, one title. So with the U.S. Open in full swing, TIME takes a look at some historic (and current) rivalries.