If there was ever an award for camaraderie between two fierce rivals, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadalwould win it by a long distance. Federer has now won four more Grand Slams than Nadal. Roger is the first man to win 20 grand slam titles.Rafael Nadalhas won 16 Grand Slam titles.
2. MESSI AND RONALDO.
It’s rare to hear one name without the other, as their rivalry is one that just goes on and on. Messi and Ronaldo have split the 10 ballon d’or titles among themselves as Cristiano Ronaldo won the past one in 2017.
According to GOAL.COM as at 2017 Lionel Messi had 578 goals to his credit from playing 738 games. Ronaldo on the other hand has 602 goals to his credit out of playing 858 games.
3. PHIL MICKELSON AND TIGER WOODS
If we’re judging by numbers, then Tiger Woods far outweighs compatriot Phil Mickelson, winning 14 majors to Mickelson’s five. However, on the fairway, Mickelson better known as Lefty has often been the only golfer to come close to Woods in terms of ability.
4.PETE SAMPRAS AND ANDRE AGASSI.
Aside from their nationalities, there’s nothing in common between Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi. This clash of styles on and off the court made for an amazing rivalry between ‘Pistol Pete’ and ‘The Punisher’ in the 1990s. Sampras often came out on top, however, winning four of their five Grand Slam finals meetings.
5.JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ AND MANNY PACQUIAO
The controversial four-fight series between Juan Manuel Márquez and Manny Pacquiao is one of the most memorable in recent boxing history. Each blighted by point disputes, the first fight ended in a draw, the second and third in Pacquiao victories, before Márquez roared back with victory in the fourth – a bout that was named ‘Fight of the Year’ by Ring Magazine.
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