An Australian Open Fedal semifinal: Rafael Nadal vs. Roger Federer

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After defeating Baby Federer, it’s time for the real deal. The much-anticipated Fedal match is on! Rafael Nadal will play Roger Federer in the semifinal at  the 2014 Australian Open.

Date: Friday, January 24, 2014

START TIME: Not before 7:30 pm local (Melbourne), 9:30 am CET (Madrid), 8:30 am GMT (London), 3:30 am EST (New York). Updated: 2:30 am (Méx, Gua) 5:30 am (Arg, Chi, Par) 3:30 am (Col, Perú, Ecu) 4:00 am (Ven) 4:30 am (Bol) 6:30 am (Bra, Uru) 9:30 am (Esp) (via @todosobretenis) To convert to your local time, use this website

Watch Online: Fromsport and ATDHE, broadcast live on ESPN2, ESPN 3, Eurosport.

This will be the 33rd time that Rafa and Roger meet. Rafa leads the H2H record 22-10. The winner of this match will proceed to the Australian Open final. This match promises to be exciting, with Roger back in form and doing well, and Rafa not at his peak (owing to the blister on his hand) but relentless nonetheless and with a “never give up” attitude. The odds are in Rafa’s favor.

Year Tournament & City Surface Round Winner & Score
2013 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals
Great Britain
Hard S Nadal, Rafael
7-5, 6-3 Stats
2013 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati
OH, U.S.A.
Hard Q Nadal, Rafael
5-7, 6-4, 6-3 Stats
2013 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome
Italy
Clay F Nadal, Rafael
6-1, 6-3 Stats
2013 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells
CA, U.S.A.
Hard Q Nadal, Rafael
6-4, 6-2 Stats
2012 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells
CA, U.S.A.
Hard S Federer, Roger
6-3, 6-4 Stats
2012 Australian Open
Australia
Hard S Nadal, Rafael
6-7(5), 6-2, 7-6(5), 6-4 Stats
2011 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals
Great Britain
Hard RR Federer, Roger
6-3, 6-0 Stats
2011 Roland Garros
France
Clay F Nadal, Rafael
7-5, 7-6(3), 5-7, 6-1 Stats
2011 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid
Spain
Clay S Nadal, Rafael
5-7, 6-1, 6-3 Stats
2011 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami
FL, U.S.A.
Hard S Nadal, Rafael
6-3, 6-2 Stats
2010 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals
London, England
Hard F Federer, Roger
6-3, 3-6, 6-1 Stats
2010 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid
Spain
Clay F Nadal, Rafael
6-4, 7-6(5) Stats
2009 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid
Spain
Clay F Federer, Roger
6-4, 6-4 Stats
2009 Australian Open
Australia
Hard F Nadal, Rafael
7-5, 3-6, 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-2 Stats
2008 Wimbledon
Great Britain
Grass F Nadal, Rafael
6-4, 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-7(8), 9-7 Stats
2008 Roland Garros
France
Clay F Nadal, Rafael
6-1, 6-3, 6-0 Stats
2008 ATP Masters Series Hamburg
Germany
Clay F Nadal, Rafael
7-5, 6-7(3), 6-3 Stats
2008 ATP Masters Series Monte Carlo
Monaco
Clay F Nadal, Rafael
7-5, 7-5 Stats
2007 Tennis Masters Cup
China
Hard S Federer, Roger
6-4, 6-1 Stats
2007 Wimbledon
Great Britain
Grass F Federer, Roger
7-6(7), 4-6, 7-6(3), 2-6, 6-2 Stats
2007 Roland Garros
France
Clay F Nadal, Rafael
6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 Stats
2007 ATP Masters Series Hamburg
Germany
Clay F Federer, Roger
2-6, 6-2, 6-0 Stats
2007 ATP Masters Series Monte Carlo
Monaco
Clay F Nadal, Rafael
6-4, 6-4 Stats
2006 Tennis Masters Cup
China
Hard S Federer, Roger
6-4, 7-5 Stats
2006 Wimbledon
England
Grass F Federer, Roger
6-0, 7-6(5), 6-7(2), 6-3 Stats
2006 Roland Garros
France
Clay F Nadal, Rafael
1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6(4) Stats
2006 ATP Masters Series Rome
Italy
Clay F Nadal, Rafael
6-7(0), 7-6(5), 6-4, 2-6, 7-6(5) Stats
2006 ATP Masters Series Monte Carlo
Monaco
Clay F Nadal, Rafael
6-2, 6-7(2), 6-3, 7-6(5) Stats
2006 Dubai
U.A.E.
Hard F Nadal, Rafael
2-6, 6-4, 6-4 Stats
2005 Roland Garros
France
Clay S Nadal, Rafael
6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 Stats
2005 ATP Masters Series Miami
FL, U.S.A.
Hard F Federer, Roger
2-6, 6-7(4), 7-6(5), 6-3, 6-1 Stats
2004 ATP Masters Series Miami
FL, U.S.A.
Hard R32 Nadal, Rafael
6-3, 6-3 Stats

Vamos Rafa! This is your trophy to win!

10 comments

  1. +Rafa: ALSO: Play in the moment at all times as much as you are able. Play with much intensity as always. I will be hoping and praying for you. I should say we — my husband and I. We both think you’re great. Love again, Marylynn.

  2. +Dear Rafa: The best of everything in your semifinal against Roger tonight. You’ve had such tough opponents. I hope you will play pain free. Be positive, enthusiastic with motivation, have self-belief, and play with much confidence and calm. I hope you are mentally fresh and serve well and take the ball early -play close to baseline and have a great feeling on the court. Have alot of Good Luck too Rafa. Love you, Marylynn

  3. Lift that trophy Rafa, I so hope your blisters are healed , you need a strong grip on that racquet .We want to realise the dream with you. Good luck !!!

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