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In all Grand Slam matches, Nadal is up 9-2, and at the Rod Laver Arena, he has won all three of their meetings in progressively fewer sets - five in 2009, four in 2012, three in 2014. Nadal holds the ledger over Federer, 23 wins to the Swiss ace's 11, winning all three times they've met in Australia.
A resilient Federer delighted the crowd in a tough third set as he clawed his way back into the match, but he squandered break point opportunities on Nadal's opening serve in the fourth and from there the tide swiftly turned.
Dimitrov bravely saved two match points as Nadal served out for the match before the Spaniard clinched victory, sinking to his knees in relief and jubilation.
When Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal missed large chunks of last season through injury, the prospect of their rivalry, perhaps the greatest the sport has seen, having another airing on such a stage appeared a remote possibility. "I think this match is completely different than what happened before", Nadal said.
"I'm in the finals, I know that", Federer said.
For all their joy at reaching another Grand Slam final after serious injury problems - knee for Federer and wrist for Nadal - the importance of the match to both men can not be underestimated. Roger gets a full two days to recover, which I'm sure he'll cherish as the oldest man in a Grand Slam final since Ken Rosewall in 1974. An injured Milos Raonic held six set points but failed to convert on any, Nadal coming through in straight sets to set up a Semi-Final with Grigor Dimitrov.
Federer was watching on with relish as his rival in Sunday's final was taken the distance in a draining physical battle.
"I just know that two of the greatest players of tennis are going to square off, and it's going to be (an) incredible match", the Bulgarian said. But it was his deft touch at the net that sealed the deal, a rare foray forward saw the 30-year-old slice an angled victor to take the first set 6-3.
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In the run-up to the French Open, Federer had finally managed to finish on the winning side against Nadal on clay.
"Grigor played great. I played great".
"It's special to play Roger again in the final of a grand slam, I can not lie", Nadal added.
Federer opened things up in the second securing an early break which prompted Wawrinka to break his racquet on his leg.
Thirty-year-old Nadal, who was pushed all the way in a five-set match against German teenager Alex Zverev in the third round, disagreed that it was getting easier for the old guard at the grand slams. The talented Bulgarian is recovering from an extended form slump, seeded 15th at Melbourne Park, and into his first major semi-final in nearly three years.
"That's very special", Nadal told Jim Courier during the post-match interview. When you feel that you are playing very well and you have to go from Roland Garros without going on court, I remember myself crying in the vehicle coming back to the hotel.
The rivalry began at the Miami Masters in 2004, when a 17-year-old Nadal beat Federer, then the world number one, 6-3 6-3. He said: "I don't know who's going to win, but I just want to sit back, relax, hope it goes five sets, and enjoy it like a fan".
Venus is vying for her eighth major title and her first since winning Wimbledon in 2008. "But I'd like to keep that going". Serena won her Semi-Final match later against Mirjana Lucic-Baroni at 6-2, 6-3, Business Insider said .
Czech Republic's Karolína Plíšková beat home favourite Daria Gavrilova 6-3, 6-3 to set up a tie with Mirjana Lučić-Baroni. The day sessions concludes with 11th seed David Goffin taking on 15th seed Grigor Dimitrov .
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The program enables citizens and businesses to earn tax credits in return for making donations to private school choice charities. But the department failed to closely monitor which option the schools chose or whether they fully complied with its conditions.
For most Americans, Chelsea Manning has been a hero or villain based on how they view her decision to leak classified material. A spokesman for Stratfor told The Intercept the firm doesn't have any further comment on the leaked emails at this time.
The march was organized primarily by women in opposition to President Donald Trump proposed policies on women's rights. In Massachusetts, organizers anticipated as many as 80,000 participants for the sister march in Boston.
And her uproarious turn in the 1996 comedy Flirting with Disaster provided that her comic timing was as sharp and biting as ever. Lena Dunham and her fellow Girls showrunner Jenni Konner both released statements about Moore's impact.
Trump tweeted that he began drafting the speech three weeks ago. "You're not forgotten any more", he said . Ten of thousands of people are expected to protest Trump's inauguration on Friday in Washington, D.C .
Higher food and air fares helped to increase December's Consumer Prices Index (CPI), the Office for National Statistics said . So far the discourse has centred around the impact the weaker Pound would have on the cost of imports.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who was remarkable all season, turned in his best playoff performance of his career. Were you happy that they simply got to the NFC Championship Game? "We just came up a little short".
Konta then ventured to her hometown of Sydney for the Sydney International, proving herself as one of tennis' rising talents. She will now face the risky Johanna Konta for a place in the semis, after the Briton crushed Ekaterina Makarova 6-1, 6-4.
For the year as a whole, China's reserves fell $320-billion to $3.01 trillion, on top of a record drop of $513-billion in 2015. Since then, Sinche noted, "once that "strong dollar" policy was put in place, it's been very hard to undo it.
India outgunned by Ali and Morgan in 1st T20I
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Thousands expected at Trump-inspired women's rights march
A group of Flagstaff women took a break from their busy afternoons on Tuesday to gather in Cathy Small's living room. Only two of the organizers, including herself, have been involved in a direct-action campaign before, she said.
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Guard David DeCastro said the team needs to be better and running back Le'Veon Bell said they'll need "better than our A-game". He had more touchdowns than interceptions in just one of the games, last year's wild-card victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Serena swats doubts, Bencic aside to reach second round
HEATHER WATSON , British tennis player, on defeating home favourite Sam Stosur 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 in 36degC heat at Melbourne Park. Recently peaking at world No.5, the 2014 finalist should progress without fuss against world No.90 Denisa Allertova .