2.  Roger Federer vs  Rafa Nadal (Australian Open)
Winner: Federer 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
Probably the match that had most on the line going into it. Federer was leading Rafa 17-14 in the GS tally and had he lost it, Rafa (after winning the US Open later this year) would have been just one slam behind!
But Federer had some other plans and was finally able to beat his nemesis in a major after 10 long years. Federer made a dream comeback from his 6 months rehab and went on to clinch his 18th GS and 5th Aus Open crown in a match that had the world on the edge and which was perhaps the last Fedal final at the majors(we sure hope not).
“I’d like to congratulate Rafa on an amazing comeback. I don’t think either of us thought we’d be in the finals when we were at your academy four or five years ago. I’d just like to thank my team. It’s been a different last six months. I didn’t think I was going to make it here.”
A match for the ages, an epilogue that made hearts weep, ending arguably the greatest edition of Australian Open! Without a doubt, one of the best Grand Slam matches of the year.
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