Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal to clinch his 5th Australian Open Title and 18th Major Title.
|Federer won his fifth Australian Open and Only Player to win five or more title at three different Grand Slam event.|
6-4 3-6 6-3 3-6 6-3
This was a match between arguably two greatest tennis player. They won 32 titles in combine.
This is a third time Nadal Lost in a Australian Open Finals out of 4 finals. If he won this trophy he would be a player who completed career grand slam 2 times. And second player after Roger who have won major 15 times . But Nadal is now 30 years old and yet he has a chane to win 3 or 4 more majors.
1st Set : 6-4 Roger Federer
8th game , Rafa serving , Federer played aggressively in a game. Nadal's backhand error gave Federer break in a game and in a set. Federer won first set 6-4.
2nd Set : 6-3 Rafael Nadal
Second game Nadal broke Federer's serve when Federer hit weak one handed backhand , Nadal gave a response with powerful topspin Forehand.
Fourth game , Nadal once again broke Federer's serve and took a lead 4-0 in a second set.
Roger got one service back by breaking Nadal's serve. but Nadal had one more break point which he held and won a set 6-3.
3rd Set : 6-1 Roger Federer
Nadal had a break point in a first game of a set but he didn't take advantage of it. Federer held a serve.
Second game Federer broke Nadal's serve and took a lead 2-0 games.
Once again Federer broke Nadal's serve again. Took a set 6-1.
4th Set : 6-3 Rafael Nadal
4th game , an unforced error from Roger gave Nadal a break point. Nadal took it. Made a 3-1 lead in a 4th set.
Nadal held all his serve and took a set 6-3.
5th Set : 6-3 Roger Federer
First game , Nadal broke Federer serve and it's look like Nadal Going to win once again. he took 3-1 lead in a last set.
But Roger come back in a set in a Fourth game after winning a game. Nadal handed a game to Roger.
After this Roger Broke Nadal's serve once again and took a champion ship.
Nadal missed a chance to surpass Sampras' 14 major titles.
After a game Rafael Nadal said,"I can't say that I am sad , I wanted to win , yes , but I am not very sad. At this moment in my career more important than titles is being healthy enough to work the way I need to work ,to fight for the things I want to fight , I am going to keep trying to do and to work the same way."
Federer After a game,''he could share a trophy with Nadal if There are any draw in Tennis.''