Less than two months after they renewed their rivalry in the Australian Open final, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal got the chance to do it all again in the last 16 at Indian Wells.
The titans of tennis, ranked in slots they would have considered lowly not so long ago — at No. 10 and No. 6, respectively — are the biggest points scorers on tour in 2017 nonetheless after abysmal starts to the year from Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic.
Federer booked his place to face his Spanish friend and foe with a straight-sets victory over American Steve Johnson, winning a tight contest that had no break of serve 7-6(3), 7-6(4).
Nadal eased through with a 6-3, 7-5 victory against compatriot Fernando Verdasco to set up a 36th meeting with Federer, whom he has beaten 23 times.
Their rivalry, considered one of the greatest in tennis history, has produced some memorable matches over the years. Here are the five best, in chronological order.