Rafael Nadal is the 21st time in his career he reached the finals in the tournament series Grand slam.
Almost five hours lasted the second semi-final of the Open championship of Australia – debutant this stage of the tournament Grigor Dimitrov gave desperate battle titlewasnow Rafael Nadal. Bulgarians lacked quite a bit to disrupt the classic final showdown between Nadal and Federer.
The first set due to a single break took Nadal. Dimitrov responded in the second set Nadal twice was doing a back break and played four set-bol, but in the ending segment of the game again gave his submission, and with it they lost the set.
The fate of the third set, the players identified in the tiebreak – one mini-break more than did Nadal, who managed the first attempt to implement a set-bol. The fourth party – and again the tie-break. This time Dimitrov played at the maximum concentration, Nadal could not do without errors. The fifth set.
During the decisive game Dimitrov has won back four break-point, and has waited for his chance at the reception. With the score 3:4 Bulgarian earned double break point, but Nadal himself at a critical moment played just perfectly. In the next game trembling hand Dimitrov helped Nadal to make a break – the Spaniard served for the match and went out to meet Roger Federer.
Rafael Nadal will play in the final of the Australian Open – his only title in Melbourne, the Spaniard has issued in 2009 year, beaten in the final by Roger Federer.
Rafael Nadal (Spain, 9) — Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria, 15) — 6:3, 5:7, 7:6, 6:7, 6:4
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