The phrase ‘Greatest of all-time’ does get thrown around a lot, but when it comes to these two personalities, the description fall right in place. Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer gave the crowd at Rod Laver Arena and everyone tuning in around the world a captivating affair, as hoped for.
Eventually, after more than 200 minutes of some of the best Tennis both the players have played in their career, it was the Swiss that prevailed against the Spaniard 6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3.
Check out some of the best reactions during and after the game.
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 29, 2017
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 29, 2017
— Alan Wilkins (@alanwilkins22) January 29, 2017
Most GS singles titles (men)
18 Roger Federer
14 Pete Sampras/Rafael Nadal
12 Roy Emerson/Novak Djokovic
11 Rod Laver/Bjorn Borg#AusOpen
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 29, 2017
We've got the game we wanted! Two great champions laying out a spread. #FedererNadal
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 29, 2017
Your not just watching a tennis match. You're celebrating a festival, you're practicing a religion. #RafaVsFed
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) January 29, 2017
This is an insane tennis match.#FedererNadal
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 29, 2017
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) January 29, 2017