Sunday, January 29, 2017

NEWS: Historic matchup at 2017 Australian Open Men's Singles Final

THE PAST
2008 Wimbledon Men's Singles Final

Roger Federer 
#1 in the world
age 26
vs. 
Rafael Nadal
#2 in the world
age 21

Duration: 4 hours, 48 minutes

Winner: 
Rafael Nadal
Score: 6–4, 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–7(8–10), 9–7

Photo from 2008 Wimbledon

THE PRESENT
2017 Australian Open Men's Singles Final

Roger Federer 
#17 in the world
age 35
vs. 
Rafael Nadal
#9 in the world
age 30

Duration: 3 hours, 38 minutes 

Winner: 
Roger Federer
Score: 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3



Roger Federer

18 Grand Slam titles
(most of any other player)


Career Grand Slam (winning all 4 majors)
Australian Open, Wimbledon, French Open, US Open

(one of only 8 men)

Only player to win 3 Grand Slams 5 times each

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