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Nadal v Federer, 2006 final - Monte-Carlo Masters Classics (video)

Steven Webb in ATP Tour 19 May 2013

Coming into the Monte Carlo showpiece match, Roger Federer had lost only one match in 2006, and that was to 19-year-old Rafael Nadal. 

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Facing the Spaniard on clay for only the second time, Federer recovered from losing a one-sided opening set to take the second on a tie-break. As the match became more tense, the best players in the world thrilled the Monte Carlo fans with extraordinary displays of stamina and clutch shotmaking. Federer looked set to push the match into a fifth set when he led 3-0 in the fourth set tie-break, but Nadal’s remarkable fighting spirit shone through in the final moments, and he closed out the classic contest 6-2, 6-7, 6-3, 7-6 in three hours and 49 minutes.


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Nadal v Federer, 2006 final - Monte-Carlo Masters Classics (video)

The 2006 Monte-Carlo Masters final between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer was an epic and memorable battle.

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