Rafael Nadal might never expect. Two weeks ago he narrowly failed to join the Australian Open due to knee injury. Now, instead champion opportunities that exist in plain sight.
Nadal advanced to the finals after beating Roger Federer. In a match that was held at Rod Laver Arena, Thursday (01/26/2012) afternoon local time, Nadal won the battle through four sets, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (5), and 6-4 in time of 3 hours and 39 minutes.
Fierce battle occurred in the third set. Federer rose slightly in the third set with a catch of 4-5 finished 5-5. And then Nadal winning 6-5 before Federer be equated again by 6-6. Nadal finally turned 2-1 ahead after winning the tie break 7-5.
In the deciding set, aka the fourth set, Nadal was trying to end the game faster. But Federer forced him to play tight resistance to the score finished 4-4, before finally a Federer backhand that out makes Nadal cruised into the finals with a 6-4 victory.
“If you asked me two weeks ago, I can not imagine it. For me, it’s like a dream, could return to the Australian Open final,” he said at Reuters.
The last time Nadal set foot on Australian Open final was in 2009, where he eventually came out as winners. This time, he will wait for the winner between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray as opposed to on top of the party.
When asked if Federer has made him spend the best ability, Nadal evasive. For him, he was always trying to look good, regardless of whoever his opponent.
“What if I show a good game against him throughout my career. But I also believe he did a fantastic game in a duel against me.”
“My best game show not for Roger. My best game show because I really want to do it,” said Nadal.