Rafa Roundup: January 22, 2014


… “[It was] very important to win the third set,” said Nadal. “You are coming back after the first set and winning the next two in both tie-breaks, is a tough moment mentally for the opponent.

… Roger Federer’s semi-final against Rafael Nadal on Friday will be the hottest ticket in town. The precedents all favour Nadal, who leads their head-to-head meetings by 22 to 10. But Federer has been a man reborn in Melbourne, and he believes that his new alliance with Stefan Edberg could help him turn the tide.

… “We played a lot of times,” said Nadal of the pair’s 33rd meeting. “You don’t need to talk about the match. I need to play my best.”

… Federer has lost his past four meetings against Nadal and trails their FedEx ATP Head2Head 10-22, but the Swiss is hopeful that new coach Stefan Edberg can give him the edge in their 33rd meeting.

VIDEOS: Australian Open quarterfinals: Rafael Nadal vs. Grigor Dimitrov on-court interview, hotshots, highlights

PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal defeats Grigor Dimitrov to reach semifinals at Australian Open

“Rafa Nadal is a great fighter, and he is much better than he thinks. Do not forget that.” – Roger Federer


  1. He roars like a lion on court but he is like a kitten off it. I love this guy so much just because he is so good at what he does. Vamos Rafa!

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