Jan 30, 2009

Rafael Nadal wins gruelling semifinal

I have been wow-ed!

I'm so relieved that Rafael Nadal survived the record breaking 5 hours and 14 minutes semifinal match against fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco to reach the Australian Open final.

The final results is
6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (1), 6-4.

"Right now I'm feeling more happy than tired," Nadal said in a courtside interview."

"For sure it will be tough to play the final in another day. My opponent will be difficult because Roger is always very tough."

"It was amazing for me. Playing this match with an unbelievable atmosphere. Thank you very much, it was one of my best matches in my career."

"Fernando was playing unbelievable. His serve was amazing, so, I think it's his best tournament in his career. He played unbelievable. Today he deserved this win too so I want to congratulate him."
Now Nadal has a chance to deny Roger Federer from winning his record-equaling 14th Grand Slam when the two meet Sunday in the final.

(Images via Yahoo! Sports)

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