Nadal defeats Verdasco AO 2009 semifinal highlights look back

January 13, 2010 by
Filed under: Australian Open, Tennis Video 

Rafael Nadal was involved in 2 memorable matches during his run to his first Australian Open title. One of them was the semifinal match with fellow countryman Fernando Verdasco.

It was a 5 set epic battle between two spectacular players. Verdasco managed to grab the first set at the tiebreaker and continued his impressive run until deep in the 2nd set. Rafa however pulled the best out of him and managed to level the score.

The third set was won by Nadal at the tiebreaker. Rafa finished it with an impressive ace and everyone pretty much thought that the semifinal was over.

However, Verdasco regrouped to fight back and win the 4th set to push the match towards a thrilling end. The final set and the match where won by Nadal, who broke Fernando at 5-4 to win the match. Verdasco double faulted on match point.

Take a look at the best points of that encounter. Watch the above embedded Youtube video and enjoy the highlights. Please note that the video includes the highlights of the entire Day 12 of the AO 2009. The Women’s Doubles final is the first one covered and the above mentioned epic semifinal follows.

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