The 18 best pictures of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer

Chris Chase
April 1, 2011

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will take to the court Friday night for the 23rd time in their illustrious career. Busted Racquet took a look through the archives and picked out some of the best photographs of the tennis greats together.

(Above: At a French Open photo shoot in 2005.)

With Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi, exhibition match, 2010:

French Open final, 2005:

At a soccer match in Rome, 2006:

Wimbledon final, 2006 (no, that's not John Travolta):

Exhibition on New York street, 2006:

"Battle of the surfaces" in Nadal's hometown of Mallorca, 2007:

Wimbledon final, 2007:

Wimbledon final, 2008:

Practicing at Indian Wells, 2008:

Wimbledon final, 2008:

With Don King at a Nike press conference, 2008:

On a boat off Doha, 2009:

Australian Open final, 2009:

Photo shoot with Andy Murray and Fernando Verdasco, 2009:

Wimbledon final, 2008:

Laughing during a commercial shoot, 2010:

Wimbledon final, 2008: