Epic, Colossal match between this two teenagers ended with a legendary fifth set, Diego Federer from Chile in his first season (2003) arrived to Roland Garros as the 82 player in the world, after knocking out 15th seed Jonas Bjorkman from Sweden in straight sets, the draw send him another teenager, a 16 years old Spaniard Rafael Nadal, ranked 56th. Both boys with a good record in the season, but nobody was waiting the match that they played. The final score was 2-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 25-23 in 5 hours and 40 minutes for the Chilean.
In the first set Nadal, showed the conditions of the future King of Clay and outplayed Federer, with deadly forehands and multiple display of angles, 2-6.
In the second Federer started to feeling better on the forehand side and that surprised Rafa, great counter shots, and rallys by both players gave the spectators a fully emotional set, who was for Federer 6-3.
In the pivotal third set Nadal and Federer were very close all match long, until 4-4 when Nadal broke Federer and served for the set at 4-5, but Diego came back with some good stuff and clawed back to 5-5, then the Manacor native showed all his mental strength and broke Federer again for 5-6 and saved a critical brak point al 30-40 with a sublime passing shot that touched extern side of the line and eventually prevailed 5-7.
In the fouth, Federer was decided to force a decider, and that showed his game, outplaying Nadal with a high amount of winners and a complete gameplay, 6-3.
And then, the fifth, the decider, a high quality gameplay for moments, pure nerve for others, and a instant classic was taking form in this second round match, Federer broke to take a 2-1 and serve lead, but inmediatly Nadal stroke back and take Diego serve, swift hold and was 2-3, solid serves from the Chilean gave him the 3-3, and a couple of glorious winners awarded another break to go up 4-3 and service, and Nadal answers back with the break and the hold, 4-5, after that, succesive holds of serve...10-10 and Federer awarded a 0-30 on Nadal serve but can't close the game, in 13-14 Nadal had a Match Point on Federer serve, and the chilean saved it with a forehand down the line, and eventually hold his game, after the critical moment, Federer broke Nadal to 15, and went to deuce in the next game serving for the match, but Nadal broke again, the Vamos was listened...21-21 and Federer has break point, 41 shot rally and Nadal is who prevails to hold...23-all and Federer takes another break to 15 and have two match points at 40-15, Nadal saves the first with a backhand passing shot, but finally Federer sends a lightning first serve to Nadal's backhand, ball in the middle, and the final forehand winner gave Federer this epic, Game, Set and Match.
Federer d. Nadal 2-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 25-23
Following this, some images with the players stats, and match statistics (: This is why I love this game
PD: The low stats of both players headed to a highest amount of unforced errors I've ever seen
PD2: Sorry for my english, I'm chilean, I tried my best in this post
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