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Top 5 finals between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

  • The great rivalry has produced some of the greatest matches in the history of tennis.
Mohak Arora
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Top 5 / Top 10
Modified 21 Jan 2019, 16:59 IST

#3 2009 Australian Open Final (Nadal def. Federer 7-5, 3-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-2)

Nadal receiving the 2009 Australian Open Trophy with a tearful Federer in the backdrop
Nadal receiving the 2009 Australian Open Trophy with a tearful Federer in the backdrop

This was the first grand slam final played between the two on a hard court. Nadal's confidence was in the sky after he won the historic 2008 Wimbledon title beating the then World No.1 in the final.

Top-seeded Spanish star went into the final with only two days of preparation compared to Federer's three and also had to face a semi-final that lasted for more than five hours.

Nadal came out on the top at the end of a match that lasted 4 hours and 23 minutes which left the 27-year old Swiss in tears as he received the runner-up plate from his idol, Rod Laver.


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Published 09 Oct 2018, 02:38 IST
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