It feels like we have gone back in time. Back to the future, in fact.
Before the tournament, the thought of Federer and Nadal locking horns for the 35th time in a showpiece Melbourne final would have been disregarded by most (Nadal lead’s their career head-to-head 23-11).
But on Sunday, we will see the two legends face-off once more in what is possibly one of the biggest clashes between the two, ever, period.For Nadal, who downed Federer in the 2009 Aussie Open final, it will be his 21st Grand Slam final and the Swiss’s 28th, with the Spaniard leading Federer 6-2 in their major final meetings. And with plenty of match action to choose from, Sport360 looks back at their five greatest battles: