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LIVE Australian Open, Men's Singles Final: Federer takes 1st set 6-4 against Nadal

New Delhi: Welcome to our Live coverage of the Australian Open Men’s Singles final. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will face each other in a grand slam final for the first time in more than five years.

02:38 PM IST: Nadal holds his serve to bring score to 4-5. Will Federer win the set in this serve?

02:35 PM IST: Error-less performance from Federer. He now leads 5-3. Nadal will be serving for survival of first set.

02:32 PM IST: BROKEN! Federer produces an emphatic round of play to take lead from Nadal. FedEX to serve now!

02:28 PM IST: 3-3 it is! Federer holds on his serve. Earlier, Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig lost in the mixed doubles final to Juan Sebastian Cabal and Abigail Spears.​

02:24 PM IST: Nadal didn’t give a single point away to Federer. Back in lead 3-2!

02:22 PM IST: 2-2. It is a nail-biting encounter. No one giving anything away so far…

02:18 PM IST: Nadal in the lead now. No serve broken yet! The Spaniard leads 2-1.

02:13 PM IST: Roger Federer holds on his serve to bring himself level at 1-1 in first set.

02:10 PM IST: Rafael Nadal holds first serve! It’s 1-0 in Set 1.

02: 02 PM IST: Rafael Nadal wins toss and will serve first. Both players are warming up!

[email protected] and @RafaelNadal arrive on RLA for the #AusOpen 2017 men’s singles final #Federer #Nadal #Fedal

— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 29, 2017

01:57 PM IST: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are on court. Stay tuned! The action is about to begin.

Live coverage of the Australian Open men’s singles final will be start from 2 PM IST. (AUS Open, Mens’ Singles Final – PREVIEW)

In arguably the most anticipated Grand Slam final of the decade, two of the most decorated Tennis players of modern era prepare to battle it out for the Australian Open title.

Federer and Nadal will be up against each other for the 35th time as fans prepare to roll back pages to an an era where Federer was rarely beaten, with Nadal clearly being his Kryptonite.

The Spaniard owns a strong 23-11 edge in the head-to-head battle, including an impressively strong tally of going 6-2 against Federer in their eight Grand Slam finals matches thus far. The last time the pair met in a Grand Slam final was more than 5 years back at the 2011 French Open, where Nadal emerged triumphant.

Federer, being considered as favourite for today’s showdown, holds the record for the most men’s Grand Slam singles titles with 17, while Nadal will go on to grab his 15th with a win over the Swiss.

Rafael Nadal’s road to final:-

Road to the Final: @RafaelNadal

R1: Mayer
R2: Baghdatis
R3: A. Zverev
R4: Monfils
QF: Raonic
SF: Dimitrov #AusOpen

— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 29, 2017

Roger Federer’s road to final:-

Road to the Final: @rogerfederer

R1: Melzer
R2: Rubin
R3: Berdych
R4: Nishikori
QF: Zverev
SF: Wawrinka#AusOpen

— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 29, 2017

Federer, at 35 years of age, is 5 years elder to Nadal, who has had an injury plauged last few years. Catch live action of the mouth-watering encounter of two of the most famous names in the competition.

Source: Zee News