Roger Federer has shown plenty over the past fortnight in Melbourne that will leave him optimistic for the year ahead, but Rafael Nadal still has his number in the majors.
Rafael Nadal has advanced into his third Australian Open decider, playing his best tennis of the tournament to send Roger Federer packing in three sets in Friday’s semifinal.
For all of his success elsewhere, the Australian Open is the one major where Rafael Nadal hasn’t won twice … yet.
They have the best view in the house, rubbing shoulders with their idols as they watch the best players in the world at one of the biggest events on the tennis calendar - they are the Australian Open ballkids.
Yannick Noah knows the exhilaration winning a Grand Slam title can bring, but his second career after tennis has offered him a new perspective on being the centre of attention.
Rising Australian junior Bradley Mousley says he will draw inspiration from two of his close peers as he faces a tough-looking boys’ singles semifinal at AO2014 on Friday.
The rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal is one of the most famous and enduring in all of sport; what have been the best matches between the Swiss and the Spaniard in their 32 meetings to date?
The Swiss maestro has a bulging Melbourne CV, but can a new racquet, a different lead-in and a legendary coach propel him past the semifinal stage this year?