Rafael Nadal Wins a Marathon to Set Up a Final With Federer

Rafael Nadal Wins a Marathon to Set Up a Final With Federer

  • ontennis
  • 27 January 2017
  • 03:01

Rafael Nadal fended off Grigor Dimitrov in five long sets to set up a vintage title match against Roger Federer at the Australian Open, where every singles finalist is in their 30s.

Nadal completed the 30-plus finals quartet Friday night when he beat Dimitrov 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-4 in a grueling, 4-hour, 56-minute semifinal.

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