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Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal Australian Open Final Live Score Match Updates

Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal 6 - 4, 3 - 6, 6 - 1, 3- 6, 6 - 3
Updated: 29 January 2017 18:10 IST - Published: 29 January 2017 16:30 IST
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Thanks for staying with us tonight, everyone! We hope you enjoyed the coverage. Now for some much-needed rest for these two - and for our wearied nerves! 

A brilliant sporting weekend indeed! 
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"I hope to see you next year," Federer says, "but if not, it's been a wonderful run here. Thank you." 
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Federer takes a moment to thank Nadal's fitness team. "Keep playing, Rafa, please, tennis needs you."
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Federer takes the stage. And thanks Rafa first off. "It's you, so I would have been happy to lose, or share it with Rafa tonight, really."
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Nadal, ever kind, says "Maybe Roger deserved it a little bit more."
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Three hours, 38 minutes. That's how long it took for a brilliant Federer attack to counter Nadal's equally brilliant defense. And I've teared up completely here. Have you?
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Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal  6 - 4, 3 - 6, 6 - 1,  3- 6,  6 - 3 
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ROGER FEDERER WINS THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN!!!!!!!!!!
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An ace! And a second championship point.
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And a long shot. Deuce.
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Another ad Federer. Another challenge. Fate in the hands of hawkeye. Second serve.
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Nadal sends it long. And it's ad Federer. And championship point.
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Vicious bounce on the ball and Federer, down a break point, brings it to deuce.
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Ace No. 19. 199km/h. Unearthed down a break point.
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A loopy return from Federer and Nadal picks up to end with a smash. Break point Rafa.
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But he pulls out his 18th ace of the match. 15-30.
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Another great rally. We're not tiring of saying it, and they're not tiring of playing it. Just a bit too much on that backhand from Federer, though, and he trails 0-30...
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AND FINALLY, he takes it! Nadal returns into the net again, this time it's crucial. And Federer takes the 5-3 break. And will now serve for the match. Championship. Yes.
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Rafa sends it into the net post. Ad Federer. Break Point #5.
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WHAAAAT. WHAT WAS THAT RALLY? The entire stadium has erupted. A stunning down-the-line shot, but that's not nearly enough to describe it. 4th break point.
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Again, he sends it sky high. Deuce from three break points. 
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And third break point for Roger Federer now....
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Rafa serves. Federer slices a return, but he shanks it. It's in the air. Second break point .
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Three break points.
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Break point for Roger Federer here. Break point. 
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NADAL DOUBLE FAULTS! 
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We're watching some great stratetic play from Roger Federer, here. He advances, like a tiger on the prowl, and there's little Nadal can do but get his racquet on. It goes wide again. 0-30 to Nadal here.
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A net approach from Nadal who tries to get creative with that point. It's gone way long, and Nadal trails 0-15.
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I don't know about all of you, but I'm nervous just watching this. 
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Roger Federer leads 4-3 in the fifth set. 
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Federer holds. To love. With an ace to end. Champion? Understatement.
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Federer's net approach is working and how! Nadal spins it out wide and we're at 40-0 Federer.
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As the late great David Bowie once said, "I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring."

True, and how. Especially today.

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We're at 3-3 in the final set. FINAL SET. No idea which way this'll go. 


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Nadal sends it out - AND FEDERER BREAKS!!!!!!!
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Sublime from Roger Federer. What a pressure backhand! 
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Nadal saves one break point. But ad Nadal brought back to deuce.
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But Nadal keeps himself in it. Forehand at the service line. Deuce. 
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Nadal's shot out. And it's break point again.
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Nadal gets himself into the net and serves down the line. No way Federer was getting to that one, and Nadal has brought himself up to 30-30.
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Nadal's serve looked long, but it's just in. Federer's backhand goes in with full force, but it goes up and outta here. 15-30 Nadal.
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Nadal's forehand didn't have enough meat on it, and he now trails 0-30. 
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A great backhand return from Roger Federer and he takes the point! Nadal at 0-15 here. Risky and tense tennis here.
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Nadal sends one wide, wide, wide, and we're now 3-2 Nadal. Another break could well swing this match right in again.
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40-15. Federer sends a cross-court forehand ever so smoothly at the net. 
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And Federer pulls it back to 30-15, but that last net approach may not have been the best idea...
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Nadal tries one of his signature returns and sends it outside of play. 15-0.
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And after yet another tense rally (way too many for our nerves here), Nadal holds. He leads 3-1.
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Federer sends that one DTL but a little too long. From deuce and now we're back to ad Nadal. Tense stuff.
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Magnificent. That return was so good, everyone's standing up. It kisses the line. Ad Federer and we're at break point!!