Rafael Nadal beats Grigor Dimitrov to strech Australian Open final

Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia Rafael Nadal is behest to win his second Australian Open pretension . (Source: Reuters)

Rafael Nadal beats Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-4 to allege to a final of a Australian Open and set adult a pretension compare with his aged rival, Roger Federer.

The ninth-seeded Spaniard fought off dual mangle points in a eighth diversion of a fifth set, afterwards strike a backhand leader down a line to mangle Dimitrov in a subsequent diversion and take a 5-4 lead. He served it out in a subsequent diversion to win in 4 hours, 56 minutes.

Nadal softened his record in Grand Slam semifinals to an considerable 21-3 and modernized to his fourth Australian Open final. He’s usually won a pretension during Melbourne Park once in 2009.

Nadal has a 23-11 head-to-head compare record opposite Federer and a 6-2 advantage in Grand Slam finals. Federer hasn’t beaten Nadal in a vital final given Wimbledon in 2007.