Two sworn enemies would eventually face in the semifinals of Australian Open 2012. Forget for a moment about the number one Novak Djokovic because there are exciting duel when Rafael Nadal clash with Roger Federer.
Nadal get a ticket to the semifinals a few hours ago, after defeating Tomas Berdych in a marathon match lasted four hours more. The Spanish tennis player to win four sets 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 and 6-3.
While Federer had escaped earlier after outperform Juan Martn del Potro in straight sets 6-4, 6-3 and 6-2.
2012 Australian Open semi-finals will be the 27th edition of the meeting of Nadal and Federer. Two players who in the past few years dominate the tennis world son, before Djokovic began to seize dominated since about one-half years.
Whether it’s mortal status label since when the meeting of two old tennis player who closed to within five years. Clearly the first bout both recorded in 2004, in Miami ATP Masters Series event, which Nadal won with 6-3 and 6-3.
Both players were later ruled the tennis world rankings with Federer and Nadal in the first position in second place. The composition is going on since July 2, 2005 (when Nadal began sitting in second position) and lasted until August 2008 because then they switch places.
Federer may be superior in terms of trophies won, including 16 Grand Slam titles – the new Nadal has 10 Grand Slam titles. But both are related duel, Nadal is now in a superior position, which is 17-9.
The last meeting occurred both in the Masters Cup 2011, in which Federer won a landslide victory 6-3 and 6-0. While the final match Grand Slam final at the French Open two is the 2011 winner by Nadal 7-5, 7-6, 5-7 and 6-1.
Specifically at the Australian Open, the last two is the final meeting of 2009, Nadal won again 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 3-6 and 6-2. Final is touted to be one that will be most memorable rivalries associated both because of the crying Federer in the moment of delivery of trophies.