Can Nadal defeat a resurgent Federer?
Can Nadal defeat a resurgent Federer? Reuters

New chapters will be inked in Tennis archives on Sunday, as two players widely regarded as all-time greats of the game, battle it out in the final of the French Open.

Court Philippe Chatrier will be filled to the brim as Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer clash for the 25th time, with many hoping for a classic which ensued between the two like the Wimbledon final in 2008.

Nadal saw off British number one Andy Murray in straight-sets in the semis, but the big story of the day was Federer's return to power after ending Novak Djokovic's 43-match unbeaten run. Afterwards, the sight of a beaming Federer would have pleased any fan of the sport, especially after he told reporters that he had not disappeared anywhere.

What was more pleasing was that Federer seemed to play close to his best against Djokovic. Despite a poor conversion rate on break points, he forced enough of them to make the difference and with big serves and a typically commanding one-handed backhand, he could give Nadal some trouble if he plays the same way.

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