Stan Wawrinka defeated Andy Murray, and Rafael Nadal defeated Dominic Thiem to set up a mouth-watering clash for the French Open title on Sunday.
Stan Wawrinka, the Swiss who won the title in 2015 against Novak Djokovic, faced a tough test in Britain’s Andy Murray as the two squared off in the semi-final at the French Open for the second year in a row.
The 18-time Grand Slam winner, who has been dominant in the first few months of the year, has decided to skip Roland Garros (the French Open), citing that he wants to keep playing “for many years to come”.
The men’s Australian Open Final was a thing of beauty; contrasting styles evoking a sense of timelessness from the two legends. Rafa, with his physicality and his hefty left-handed topspin forehand has always been Federer’s bane – especially on clay, where the ball bounces up high to the Swiss Maestro’s single-handed backhand and usually draws the error.