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Nadal-Federer Part 19 in the Aussie

 

The Australian Open final will be Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal's 19th career meeting. Photo by Lucky B.

The Australian Open final will be Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal's 19th career meeting. Photo by Lucky B.

While Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic faltered, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer handeled the pressure with ease and advanced to the finals. Nadal holds a 12-6 record over Federer in their previous 18 meetings, but on hard courts Federer holds a 3-2 advantage. 

This will be Nadal’s first grand slam final on a hard court and he made it to this final due to his fabulous play throughout the tournament. In fact, up until his semifinal clash against Verdasco, Nadal hadn’t even dropped a set. His flatter forehand and improved serve has allowed him to take his hard court game to a new level, but after a five set thriller against Verdasco, will he be able to play as well as he has during the tournament, thus far?

Federer has been a bit streaky throughout the tournament, but when he has been on, he has been virtually unbeatable, just ask Juan Martin del Potro and Andy Roddick. The good news for Federer is that he seems to be taking his game to a new level when the big matches roll around, but will he be able to do that against Nadal. Much of this match will ride on which Federer shows up a the final, the Federer who dismantled del Potro or the Federer who barely squaked out a five-setter against Thomas Berdych. 

What is your opinion? Who do you think will win the match?

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