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Wednesday / October 27.
  • Rafael Nadal is yin to Roger Federer’s yang at US Open

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    Rafael Nadal is the yin to Roger Federer’s yang — and not just on the tennis court where their styles could not be more disparate.

    Nadal’s off-court comments at this US Open have been diametrically opposed to those of Federer on several topics, revealing the Spaniard’s willingness to criticize where he finds fault, whereas Federer appears more happy-go-lucky about most everything.

    Wikipedia describes yin and yang as “the combination or fusion of the two cosmic forces.” In the tennis world, Nadal, 31, and Federer, 36, definitely qualify as opposing cosmic forces.

    First, when Nadal, the No. 1 seed, and Federer, the No. 3, appeared in the same half of the draw, Nadal was quick to say that he wasn’t looking forward to playing his arch-rival, to whom he has lost the last four times, including in this year’s Australian Open final.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.