Australian open 2012 men’s semi-final between Nadal and Federer


Today, one of the most known rivals of tennis Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer were again head to head in the semi-final of Australian Open tennis tournament. Finally, it was Nadal who won the battle but the match was really a treat to watch for every tennis lover. I am here giving the review of major key highlights of this marathon match.

Today, Australian open 2012 has faced it's one of the best matches of the tournament between the two well-known rivals of tennis at Rod Laver arena tonight. The match went for 3 hours and 42 minutes and finally it was Rafal Nadal who emerged out as the winner of this marathon match. This was 27th time when two rivals were facing each other and result of the match made the record of Rafal Nadal further better of recording 18 wins out of 27 clashes between them. Let's have a review of men's semi-final of Australian open 2012 between Nadal and Federer.

Set one of Australian open 2012 men's semi-final


First set was fought for 55 minutes and finally it was Roger Federer who won the set 7-6. Both of the players exhibited superb game of tennis in the first set and tried really hard to take the psychological advantage by winning the first set of this semi-final. The first set has set the perfect platform for the semi-final as sweat on the face of each player was showing the whole story of their desperation for win.

Set two of Australian open 2012 men's semi-final


Set two of the game was one sided affair as Nadal made a strong comeback. Nadal presented a superb execution of his command over the game and didn't give a single chance to Federer to make a comeback in this set. Nadal win this set easily 6-2. The services of Nadal were real treat to watch in this set. In this set, Nadal overplayed Federer in every department of the game and was looking in full control of the match.

Set three of Australian open 2012 men's semi-final


With winning of one set each, the stage was perfectly set for the third set. Both of the players executed their elite game but it was Nadal who took the slight edge over Federer and finally won the set 7-6. This set also wet for almost 50 minutes and both of the players were looking in the urgency of winning the set. After winning the third set Nadal was looking more aggressive and determined for the fourth set whereas, disappointment was clearly visible on the face of Federer after this set.

Set four of Australian open 2012 men's semi-final


Nadal was looking to win the fourth set to register the win in the semi-final whereas, Federer was looking to stretch the match to fifth set by winning the fourth set. This was the best set of the match as both of players had stretched their abilities and tried all their resources to win the set. It was really difficult to decide the winner of set initially but slowly-slowly Nadal started to mount pressure on Federer and was able to win the final set 6-4.
The most prominent moment of the match was when the score of the set was 4-5 in favour of Nadal and both of the players were fighting on deuce to win the deciding point. At one point, Federer was leading the deuce with advantage and about to win the point but, then Nadal came with three superb services and won the final set along with the match.

The final score of the match between Nadal Vs Federer was 6-7, 6-2, 7-6 and 6-4. Although, Roger Federer tried really hard and played a superb game of tennis, but was not good enough to overcome the class of Rafal Nadal. Finally, this game was really a treat to watch for eyes and it doesn't matter who won the men's semi-final of Australian open 2012 but the thing which matters is that in the end game of tennis win.


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