Rod Laver wants Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal final at Australian Open

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 | 0

Not many would have thought that Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal would have stayed contention longer than their in-form contemporaries Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic before the Australian Open kicked off.

That it has happened, has left everyone wanting with a Federer-Nadal duel in the summit round. And one among them is former World No. 1 and 11-time Grand Slam champion Rod Laver, who believes that there’s a good chance of this happening.

“It is quite surprising that Djokovic lost, also very surprising [is] the defeat of Murray. That opens the options of the whole picture,” Laver was quoted as saying by Puntodebreak.

“It would be great to see them [Federer and Nadal] in the final. They have been battling for the last 11 years and there is a good chance here to meet them,” he added.

Federer and Nadal have enjoyed a fierce rivalry over the years, with the latter enjoying a 23-11 head-to-head record. Should the duo meet this time around, it would be their first meeting since Basel 2015 (Federer won 6-3 5-7 6-3).

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