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Australian Open: Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal final could be biggest match ever, says Andy Roddick

Federer, Ranked 17th And Entering His First Official Tournament In Six Months And Nadal Seeded 9th Last Played Against Each Other In 2011 French Open.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Saurabh Kumar | Updated on: 25 Jan 2017, 10:27:14 AM
Roger Federer of Switzerland congratulates Rafael Nadal of Spain in winning the Championship trophy

New Delhi:

Former US Open champion and Tennis star Andy Roddick has expressed his desire to see a retro Roger-Rafa Australian Open final.

He believes that this match would be more than a real-life fairytale. Federer, ranked 17th and entering his first official tournament in six months and Nadal seeded 9th last played against each other in 2011 French Open.

They have already turned in eight finals in one of the sport’s first four biggest stages.

“I mean, you knew if he came back healthy, just his pure tennis ability would keep him in the top six, seven for as long as he could play enough tournaments in the year.

“But to see him bounce back the way he is in his first tournament in six months, just walk out on that stage and not blink. "It's a big if. The what-if game never ends," Roddick said.

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First Published : 25 Jan 2017, 10:24:00 AM