Nadal wins the Aus. Open
February 1, 2009 8:19am CST
Wow! what a match --as expected from those two awesome champions--the world No1 & No2. IT was Nadal's day again here, proving why he is the No1.Congrats to Nadal and commiseration to Federer. In fact, both deserve to be the champ. for playing an awesome, thriller match.
27 Feb 09
I hoped that Federer would beat Nadal, but he didn´t. :( Federer tried a new tactic, and that was to hit more topspin balls on his backhand instead of slicing. It worked well, but I think he could have done it better. Federer wasn´t serving as good as usally, but that wasn´t why he lost. Nadal just played great. Nothing more to say.
• United States
2 Feb 09
Nadal has proven that he is the best tennis player in the world right now and seems to have Federer's number. It seems that in all big matches, Nadal always beats Federer. He beat him in straight sets easily at the French Open, beat him in 5 sets at Wimbeldon, and now beat him in 5 sets at the Australian Open. Nadal just needs to win the US Open to complete the career slam but Federer has won 5 in a row there.
1 Feb 09
In fact Nadal deserves double congratulations having won it after a gruelling encounter with his fellow Spaniard which lasted for more than 5 hours and yet had an enormous reserves of energy. He was awesome in court coverage and making those impossible shots possible with his sheet power. Fedderer on the other hand had just tried to hang around and never was looking a threat to him in the final. The score line may read 5 setter but in reality it was a total domination by the Spaniard. If he goes on like this I see no reason why he cannot make a Grandslam (winning all the 4 slams in a calender year).