… World No. 1 Rafael Nadal will play Stanislas Wawrinka in the Australian Open final after defeating Roger Federer 7-6(4), 6-3, 6-3 in a stunning display on Friday night in Melbourne.
… Nadal won the Australian Open in 2009, beating Roger Federer in the final. Should he beat Stanislas Wawrinka on Sunday night, he would be the third man in history (Rod Laver, Roy Emerson) to win every Grand Slam singles title at least twice.
… He played the way he usually plays, competed the way he usually competes. But that can scarcely be described as “normal.”
- A Step, a Thought, a Shot—and Three Sets—Ahead (via tennis.com)
- Federer-Nadal rivalry is one of greatest ever in sport – Pete Sampras (via The Guardian)
… “Let’s just appreciate what we’re watching. It’s hard to compare the numbers and the eras, where we all did our thing.”
… I always find it difficult to accept that Roger Federer can be the greatest player of all time yet have been second-best to someone for so much of his career… My heart tells me Wawrinka will take at least a set off Rafa, simply because he is playing so well – but the head says Rafa in three.
- An interview with Roger Federer (via AO)
… I don’t know how to explain you guys. It’s totally different playing Rafa over anybody else. Playing Murray or Rafa is day and night. It’s not because of the level necessarily, but it’s just every point is played in a completely different fashion and I have to totally change my game. No excuse.
- El tratamiento con Indiba recupera la mano de Rafa Nadal (via teinteresa.com)
- Nadal Reigns In Australian Open Tweets (via ATP)
VIDEOS: Highlights, hotshot, interviews: Rafael Nadal defeats Roger Federer
- Rafael Nadal interview (semifinal) – 2014 Australian Open
- Rafael Nadal Answers A Question About His Girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello
- Day 12: the best bits – 2014 Australian Open
- Portrait: Rafa Nadal: Pain – 2014 Australian Open
- Josep Pedrerol: “Rafa Nadal es de otro mundo”
- Roger and Rafa warming up – 2014 Australian Open
- Preview: Roger v Rafa – 2014 Australian Open
- Toni Nadal Previews Roger v Rafa – 2014 Australian Open
- And The Story Goes On
PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal defeats Roger Federer to reach the Australian Open final!
- Interview with Rafael Nadal: Australian Open Semifinals – Nadal defeats Federer [PHOTOS]
- Nadal’s night
- Preparing for Roger
- Federer Nadal rivalry in pictures
ICYMI: Poll: Will Rafael Nadal bite another Australian Open trophy?
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Mike Wilbon said it a couple of years ago already–and he’s not necessarily a tennis guy. If there can only be one greatest (THE greatest)….makes you think.