Rafa Nadal Nearly The King Of AustraliaAfter over 3 hours of Tennis, Rafael Nadal has beaten Roger Federer 7-6, 2-6, 6-7, 4-6. The match had plenty of build up as the four best men in tennis prepared to face each other in the semi-finals as Novak Djokovic prepares to face Andy Murray in the semi-finals, yet it is Nadal who will be waiting at Melbourne to see who he will be facing to add to his 10 Grand Slam titles and his 2nd in the Australian Open after his win against Roger Federer in the final being regarded as one of the best Grand Slam Final’s in the Open Era.

In today’s semi-final, Nadal fell short in the first set as Federer powered through to win 7-6, but Nadal hit back to win the 2nd set 6-2 as Federer’s cracks were beginning to show through as has been in previous meetings between the two. The 3rd set was always going to be crucial and after a close tie break, Nadal took the set and advantage of the match, as he finished off the 16 times grand slam winner 6-4 as he looks to avenge Djokovic’s Wimbledon defeat and reclaim the Number 1 crown. But before that, Djokovic needs to get past eager Andy Murray who is yet to win a grand slam title and is hungry for the match against Djokovic on Friday.

By Jason Barr