Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal Australian Open Finals – January 29, 2017

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Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal

Live updates, set by set score result Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer – January 29, 2017. Finals replays, score result, recap Australian Open 2017, Final round – 2017 full match-up.

5 Sets Score Card

R. Nadal4 6 1 6 3 2
R. Federer6 3 6 3 6 3

Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal (REPLAY VIDEO) Finals Australian Open 2017

Final 1st Set Recap:

Roger Federer wins the first set 6-4!

Serving for the opening set, Federer’s under pressure immediately. Nadal drops a return short, but Federer strangely cracks his forehand straight at the Spaniard, who’s not going to miss this backhand pass. Two fine serves from Federer make it 30-15, though, and earns two set points when a brilliant low backhand forces Nadal to net a forehand. Federer seals the first set with an ace and inches closer to his 18th grand slam title!


Final 2nd Set Recap:

Rafael Nadal wins the second set 6-3 to level the final!

Bounce. Bounce. Bouncy bounce. Uhh! Uhh! Uhh! Federer nets a backhand. 15-0. Nadal spanks a forehand into the right corner. 30-0. Federer nets another backhand. 40-0. Federer hoicks a forehand long. The final is level. Ah yes. This feels familiar.


Final 3rd Set Recap:

Roger Federer wins the third set 6-1 to lead 6-4, 3-6, 6-1!

Serving for the set, Federer has new balls. It’s 0-15 when he nets a backhand, but 15-all after Federer correctly challenges a Nadal forehand that dropped just wide. Some serve-volley from Federer makes it 30-15, but he nets a forehand to make it 30-all and gives up a break point with a double-fault. He saves it with a missile of a forehand to the left, though, and earns a set point when Nadal sends a backhand return wide. But it’s deuce when Federer dump a stinker of a drop shot into the net. Work to do. Federer’s focus has dipped. He gives up another break point with a poor forehand. But he saves it with a serve down the middle that Nadal deflects high and wide, then earns a second set point with another serve down the middle. He’s clinical this time. A backhand down the line lands Nadal in trouble and Federer gambols forward and dinks a perfect volley away! He’s a set away from his 18th grand slam title.


Final 3rd Set Recap:

Rafa Nadal wins the fourth set 6-3 to level the final!

Rafa Nadal is serving with new balls and Federer can only net a forehand for 15-0. Another missed forehand makes it 30-0 and Nadal earns three set points with a solid serve down the middle. He only needs one. Federer nets a backhand and this final is unsurprisingly going the distance. Never write off Rafa Nadal.


Final 4th Set Recap:

Rafa Nadal wins the fourth set 6-3 to level the final!

Rafa Nadal is serving with new balls and Federer can only net a forehand for 15-0. Another missed forehand makes it 30-0 and Nadal earns three set points with a solid serve down the middle. He only needs one. Federer nets a backhand and this final is unsurprisingly going the distance. Never write off Rafa Nadal.


Final 5th Set Recap:
ROGER FEDERER WINS 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3! HE’S THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN CHAMPION!

Federer misses a backhand. It’s 0-30. Federer pulls it back to 15-30 with his 18th ace. How he needed that. But Nadal crashes a backhand into the left corner and earns two break points with a smash! Federer bangs an ace down the middle to make it 30-40. Then he nets a first serve. The second serve is in. They rally. Federer pedals backwards furiously and somehow generates the power with an absurd inside-out forehand for deuce! He sends a serve down the middle. Nadal’s forehand return goes way long and Federer has his first championship point! Federer misses a first serve. His second serve is called out. He challenges. It was on the line! He gets another first serve. It’s called out. He challenges again. This one was well out. He gets his second serve in. But he knocks a forehand long and it’s deuce. Another ace earns him his second championship point. This is too much to take.

Nadal’s return is short. Federer pounces with a forehand. It clips the line. Or does it? No one’s sure. It’s not been called out. But neither player knows what to do. Nadal challenges. There’s an intolerable wait for HawkEye to tell us if it’s all over.

Federer watches the screen. Then his face breaks out into the biggest smile you’ll ever see! He’s roaring at his disbelieving box! He’s jumping up and down on the spot! He’s embracing a distraught Rafa Nadal at the net! He’s done it! It was in! Roger Federer has won his 18th grand slam title at the age of 35!