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LONDON: Taking a sly dig at his old­rival Roger Federer, world number one Rafael Nadal said the former avoids facing him on clay after the Swiss star decided to skip the clay court season for a second-straight year.

The 31-year-old's statement comes ahead of his return to the ATP tour at the Monte Conte Masters this week. Federer, who guided Spain to a Davis Cup quarter-final victory over Germany earlier this month, will head into the event as a 10-time champion.

Nadal, who certainly enjoys playing on clay and has amassed an incredible 53 clay court titles in his career, teased Roger Federer for being `contradictory` over his decision to not contest a single clay-court event for the second straight season, the Telegraph.co.uk reported.

He said, "He says he will love to play against me again in best-of-five sets on clay. He said that a couple of days ago - and I thought he would play Roland Garros. Then a few days later he says he will not play in one event, so there's a little bit of controversy with that."

The Spaniard has been hit by a hip injury this season, but Federer had last month expressed his desire to play against Nadal on clay again, having won just two of their 15 clashes on the surface.

However, Federer had later said that he would not be able to play on clay for this season as well, something which prompted Nadal to make a playful comment on his long-time rival ahead of the Monte Carlo Masters.

Last year, Federer won back-to-back tournaments at Indian Wells and Miami Open before taking a break from a clay-court campaign.

He then returned in mid-June at the grass court tournament in Stuttgart, losing the first match there before clinching victories at Halle and Wimbledon.

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