Rafael Nadal says Roger Federer won’t play him on clay — and it’s easy to see why when you look at the stats

Rafael Nadal believes Roger Federer is scared of competing against him on a clay court. Roger Federer said last month that he will skip the clay season but will return to tennis in time for the 2018 Wimbledon Championships. Nadal says it is “controversial” — but the stats show the Swiss is right to do so.

Roger Federer is avoiding Rafa Nadal.

That’s the suggestion of Nadal himself, who has questioned whether Federer’s decision to skip the clay court season means he is scared to face the Spaniard on the surface Nadal has historically performed best on.

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