Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal

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2012 Australian Open, Semifinal
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2012 Australian Open, Semifinal

Nadal wins 6-7 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-4

Nadal and Federer landed in the same half of a Grand Slam draw for the first time since the 2005 French Open, ending a 26-major streak. That led to a showdown in the semifinals, where Nadal showed some brilliant shotmaking in his victory. Nadal improved to 8-2 against Federer in Grand Slam tournaments, including 2-0 at the Australian Open.

Nadal leads series 18-9.


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