05 Mar '11, 1am

A little too good? Tennis pros complain matches against Nadal & Federer are 'boring' since they dominate everything

A little too good? Tennis pros complain matches against Nadal & Federer are 'boring' since they dominate everything

Rafael Nadal of Spain and Roger Federer of Switzerland play together during a charity exhibition match on Jan 16, 2011. -- PHOTO: AFP DUBAI (United Arab Emirates) - CALL them the two-headed monster of men's tennis. In the past six years, any player attempting to win a Grand Slam tournament usually has found Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer barring the way. No two players in the Open era have dominated as they have in winning 21 of 24 Grand Slams dating back to the top-ranked Spaniard's first win at the French Open in 2005. While their rivalry atop the men's game has captivated fans and produced indelible moments, it also has made it nearly impossible for other players to earn that career-defining win. Just ask Andy Roddick or Andy Murray. And now the monster might have sprouted a third head with Novak Djokovic winning his second Australian Open. 'There is respect, but there ...

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