Roger & Rafa: Fox Sports celebrates one of greatest tennis rivalries

• Roger Federer & Rafael Nadal Fox Sports pop-up channel

• Monday, April 27 to Sunday, May 3 on Foxtel channel 507

It’s one of the greatest rivalries in tennis history, Roger Federer & Rafael Nadal, and tennis fans can settle in and enjoy a week-long celebration of the duo and re-live some of their greatest matches when Fox Sports presents a special Roger & Rafa pop-up channel commencing Monday, April 27 on Foxtel and Foxtel Now.

Commencing from 8.00am on Monday, April 27 through to Sunday, May 3, Fox Sports More (Channel 507) will serve up Roger & Rafa action including daily features on two of the game’s superstars and great rivals.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have been playing each other since 2004. They have met each other more than 40 times, with 24 of those matches in tournament finals. Nadal is the only player who has won against Federer in the final of a Grand Slam on all three surfaces – grass, hardcourt and clay. Their rivalry has become a significant part of both men’s careers, and between them they have won an astonishing 39 Grand Slam titles.

Fox Sports will pay homage to both players, showcasing their individual brilliance as they take on the world’s best players and also some of the classic encounters against each other.

MONDAY APRIL 27

Monday will showcase Roger Federer’s greatest wins, milestones and historic matches from his favourite surface, the grass court, as we re-visit his time at Wimbledon where he won a record eight men’s singles titles, including matches against Aussie Mark Philippoussis (2003 Final), Andy Roddick (2009 Final), Andy Murray (2012 Final) and Marin Cilic (2017 Final).

TUESDAY APRIL 28

We look focus on Rafael Nadal’s time at Wimbledon including his 2010 Semi-Final against Andy Murray and Final victory against Thomas Berdych, the 2011 Semi-Final against Murray as well as his surprising rivalry against Australia’s Nick Kyrgios at the 2014 and 2019 tournaments.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 29

Moving over to the clay court, we visit Roger Federer’s time at the French Open, a tournament where he was only able to claim the title so far once in his career in 2009. We also get to re-watch a young 18-year-old Federer play his first French Open Grand Slam against Pat Rafter in 1999.

THURSDAY APRIL 30

The clay court and French Open go hand in hand with the name of Rafael Nadal. Today we are treated to some of his greatest and most historic finals at Roland Garros where he has won a record twelve men’s singles titles. Includes his Finals matches against Mariano Puerta (2005), Novak Djokovic (2012 and 2014), Stan Wawrinka (2017) and Dominic Thiem (2019).

FRIDAY MAY 1 – SUNDAY MAY 3

Over three massive days, from Friday to Sunday, and one of the biggest highlights of the pop-up channel, tennis fans will be salivating as the channel will re-live show some of their greatest matches over the last 16 years in Roger v Rafa All Time Classics.

Highlights on Friday, May 1 include the 2006 and 2011 Finals at Roland Garros, the 2006 Final at Wimbledon and the 2009 Australian Open Final.

On Saturday, May 2 we focus on the grass courts of Wimbledon including a full replay of their 2008 Final at 5.00pm, in what John McEnroe described as “the greatest match ever played”. You can also catch Roger and Rafa’s 2006 and 2007 Wimbledon Finals and their 2019 Semi-Final.

On Sunday, May 3, we look at the definitive years of their rivalry with a focus on the 2006, 2007 and 2008 clay court finals in France at Roland Garros, plus their highly anticipated 2011 Finals rematch.

Fox Sports Roger & Rafa pop-up channel (Channel 507) is available on Foxtel and Foxtel NOW and content will also be available to stream on Foxtel GO and on demand.

ROGER & RAFA CHANNEL (FOX SPORTS MORE 507) HIGHLIGHTS

MONDAY APRIL 27
Roger Federer – Wimbledon: Greatest wins, milestones, historic matches

TUESDAY APRIL 28
Rafael Nadal – Wimbledon: Greatest wins, milestones, historic matches

WEDNESDAY APRIL 29
Roger Federer – French Open: Greatest wins, milestones, historic matches

THURSDAY APRIL 30
Rafael Nadal – French Open: Greatest wins, milestones, historic matches

FRIDAY MAY 1 – SUNDAY MAY 3
Roger Federer v Rafael Nadal: All Time Classics

*Times listed are in AEST

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