Federer vs. Murray Promises Compelling Drama

Federer vs. Murray Promises Compelling Drama

Ever since Roger Federer reached his 30th birthday, that terrifying age when professional tennis players start rapidly falling apart, everyone has been searching for the next great rivalry.

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal looked promising for a while, seeing as they contested four straight major finals in 2011-12. But ultimately, the tennis too closely resembled trench warfare, leading last year's five-hours-plus Australian Open final to quickly slide from instant-classic status to completely forgettable rally-slog. More recently, Djokovic and Andy Murray, on the heels of their five-set U.S. Open final, have been put forward as a couple made in tennis heaven.

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