1.  Grigor Dimitrov vs  Rafa Nadal (Australian Open)
Winner: Nadal 6-3, 5-7, 7-6, 6-7, 6-4
Rafa Nadal was involved in another classic, Down Under, in the semis, just like in 2009 against Verdasco. This time it was an inspired Bulgarian, who pushed Rafa to the brink and went toe to toe with the Spaniard for 4 hours and 54 minutes, before he hit a ball long to end this juggernaut. Dimitrov’s backhand was a real asset in this match, hurting Rafa all over the court. But they don’t call Rafa a fighting bull for nothing, he dug deep to carve his way into another major final. Another worthy contender for the best Grand Slam matches of 2017.
“It was a fantastic match. Very emotional,” said Nadal. “I think Grigor played great. I played great. So was a great quality of tennis tonight. For me, it is amazing to be through to a final of a Grand Slam again here in Australia at the start of the year. Means a lot to me. I feel the love of the people here. They give me a lot of positive energy.
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