Sunday, 29 January 2017

Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal in Australian Open final

Even for the legendary Roger Federer, this was nearly unbelievable. 

After missing the second half of last season with a knee injury, the Swiss star came back in style by winning the Australian Open Sunday and turning the tables on nemesis Rafael Nadal with a gripping 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 victory in just over 3 1/2 hours.

The clash marked an extraordinary comeback for the players,both of whom have battled recent injuries and are older than most of their fellow tournament opponents.

"I don't think either one of us believed we were going to be in the finals at the Australian Open... four, five months ago, and here we stand in the finals," Federer said.

But Federer was obviously much the happier."This is beautiful, but it's still much better, the (other) trophy," Nadal said as he looked at the runner-up trophy.Federer wept when losing to Nadal in the 2009 Australian Open final in five sets. This time he cried tears of joy.' cnn