What a match-up for the Australian Open final. This is a final for the ages as Rafa Nadal takes on Roger Federer for the 35th time. Nadal leads their series 23-11. Federer is looking to become the first man in history to win five or more titles at three different majors while Nadal is bidding to become the first man in the Open-era and only the third in history to win at least two titles in each of the four majors.
And whoever wins they will set a record for the longest wait between Australian Open titles in the Open-era – Nadal stretch would be eight years and Federer’s would be seven.