This one stings for Federer
Rafael Nadal's Australian Open title not only left Roger Federer weeping in despair, it also marked a critical juncture in their rivalry.
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Rafael Nadal punched the pause button on Roger Federer's bid to make history Sunday, but no one should overlook how much history of his own he made in the process.
Before Sunday's Australian Open final, it seemed ludicrous to imagine that any match could be a worthy sequel to their last meeting in the
2008 Wimbledon final. But moments after the second consecutive five-set classic between the two ended 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-2 in Nadal's favor, making ...
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2009 AUSTRALIAN OPEN
Women's singles: Serena Williams, United States
Rafael Nadal, Spain
Men's doubles: Bob and Mike Bryan, United States
Women's doubles: Serena and Venus Williams, United States
Mixed doubles: Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi, India
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