Found March 07, 2013 on Onthegotennis:
What happens when you get two of the best tennis players EVER on one court?  Well, when Roger Federer was finishing his practice on Court 2 and Rafael Nadal was about to start practice on the same court, fans got a special treat!  But.....would they see any tension between the two rivals and future Hall of Fame inductees?
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