Before the tournament, one prominent bookmaker was offering odds of £5000-1 on Federer, Nadal, Serena and Venus reaching the finals.
It's the first time since Wimbledon in 2008 that the illustrious quartet have all landed in a grand slam final, and the first time in the Open Era all four grand slam singles finalists are at least 30. Fighting to save the opener, the Bulgarian nailed a fine backhand down the line but Nadal swiftly stamped out hope of a comeback as he served out for the set with a vicious volley inside 35 minutes. The two players meet past year in China, and Dimitrov defeated Nadal in straight games. A 21-shot rally ended when Dimitrov clipped the top of the net, allowing the 2009 champion to take a 6-5 lead, only to be hauled back yet again to force the third tie-break of the contest.
"I am not a very arrogant person so I always have doubts", Nadal said. According to most betting websites, Nadal is also the favourite to win the Australian Open 2017 on Sunday and clinch his career 15th Grand Slam.
Watching on in Nadal's box was his girlfriend Xisca Perello, who has never before joined him for his Australian Open campaign.
Federer looked like he would wrap up the match in straight sets and march into his 28th grand slam final - including six in Melbourne - when he was up two sets and with Wawrinka walking off the court nearly in tears to have his knee strapped.
"I don't really know. I think the player who plays better is going to be the victor". At the same time it was an honour for me to play a match like that against him. This was the 30-year-old Nadal's second five-setter in the tournament after his quarterfinal clash against Alexander Zverev.
Federer last lifted a grand slam trophy at Wimbledon in 2012 while he hasn't won at Melbourne Park since 2010. It's special for both of us to be in a major final again, ' he said.
Federer could have an advantage Sunday, having played a day earlier than Nadal, on the blue hardcourts of Melbourne. I'm happy, though, with a lot of things.
His injury takes nothing away from a vintage Nadal performance, however, it is another opportunity lost for a man who is at the top of the list to be the next first-time grand slam victor.
Possibility for severe weather Sunday
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But, today will be different, as for the first time , Monfils is the higher ranked player at No. 6, while Nadal is at No. 9. The last set of the match was truly a bonus as it would have done very little to drain Raonic's energy.
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