Rafael Nadal Australian Open 2017

Nadal and Federer roads to the Australian Open 2017 final

Who would have thought we would see these two immense champions face each other in a Grand Slam final again?

Rafael Nadal’s road to the final

I never dreamed to be back in the final of the Australian Open. It’s a very special thing for both of us to be playing again in a major final. Neither of us probably thought we would be here again.

Round Opponent Score
R1 Florian Mayer 6-3 6-4 6-4
R2 Marcos Baghdatis 6-3 6-1 6-3
R3 Alexander Zverev (24) 4-6 6-3 6-7 6-3 6-2
R4 Gaël Monfils (6) 6-3 6-3 4-6 6-4
QF Milos Raonic (3) 6-4 7-6 6-4
SF Grigor Dimitrov (15) 6-3 5-7 7-6 6-7 6-4
Roger Federer’s road to the final

Roger Federer Australian Open 2017

I’ll leave it all out here in Australia and if I can’t walk for another five months, that’s OK.

Round Opponent Score
R1 Jürgen Melzer 7-5 3-6 6-2 6-2
R2 Noah Rubin 7-5 6-3 7-6
R3 Tomas Berdych (10) 6-2 6-4 6-4
R4 Kei Nishikori (5) 7-6 4-6 1-6
QF Mischa Zverev 6-1 7-5 6-2
SF Stan Wawrinka (4) 7-5 6-3 1-6 4-6 6-3

Rafael Nadal – Roger Federer Grand Slam finals head to head: 6-2
Year Tournament Surface Winner Score
2006 Roland Garros Clay Rafael Nadal 1–6 6–1 6–4 7–6
2006 Wimbledon Grass Roger Federer 6–0 7–6 6–7 6–3
2007 Roland Garros Clay Rafael Nadal 6–3 4–6 6–3 6–4
2007 Wimbledon Grass Roger Federer 7–6 4–6 7–6 2–6 6–2
2008 Roland Garros Clay Rafael Nadal 6–1 6–3 6–0
2008 Wimbledon Grass Rafael Nadal 6–4 6–4 6–7 6–7 9–7
2009 Australian Open Hard Rafael Nadal 7–5 3–6 7–6 3–6 6–2
2011 Roland Garros Clay Rafael Nadal 7–5 7–6 5–7 6–1

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