Rafael Nadal wins Australian Open

February 1st, 2009 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS  

Rafael NadalMelbourne, Feb 1 (DPA) Top seed and world number one Rafael Nadal from Spain Sunday won the Australian Open, beating three-time champion Roger Federer 7-5, 3-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-2 in the final.It was Nadal’s second consecutive five-set match at the Open after beating Fernando Verdasco in five sets in Friday’s semi-final.

Nadal’s victory denied Switzerland’s Federer a record-equalling 14th Grand Slam title and takes Nadal’s Grand Slam titles to six.

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