2011 French Open Men’s Final: Watch Nadal vs Federer Live Online
Nadal vs Federer Live Stream: This will be Roger Federer‘s first Grand Slam final appearance since his 2010 Australian Open triumph over Andy Murray. If the Swiss Maestro wins, the top spot will be filled by world number two Novak Djokovic, whom he beat in four sets in a pulsating semi-final. The Serb suffered a 7-6 (7/5), 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7/5) loss to Federer, which ended his hopes of making a first French Open final. The devastating loss, hailed as one of the greatest matches in recent years, also left Djokovic one win short of matching John McEnroe‘s 1984 record of a 42-match winning start to a season.
Rafael Nadal, meanwhile, is trying to become the second man to win six Coupe des Mousquetaires, tying Sweden’s Bjorn Borg. If Rafa gets it, he will retain his No. 1 ranking. Nadal defeated Murray 6-4, 7-5, 6-4, to reach the final round of the 2011 French Open, and the 25-year-old from Majorca has now won 44 matches and suffered only one defeat in his seven trips to Roland Garros.
Nadal, of course, is the clear favorite. He has dominated the claycourt over recent years and has beaten Federer in all four previous meetings in Paris, including the finals of 2006, 2007 and 2008. The world number three, who owns a record 16 majors, last defeated Rafa in a Grand Slam final in 2007 at Wimbledon. But this is a different Federer. He just needs to serve well and hit his forehand as the first shot as often as possible.
This is a showdown no tennis fan will want to miss. You can watch Nadal vs Federer live online on ESPN3.com and Tennischannel.com. Free live streams on pirate sites are often slow and unreliable, but you can still try your luck on Justin.tv or USTREAM.
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UPDATE: Nadal retained his Roland Garros crown by beating Federer 7-5, 7-6 (7-3), 5-7, 6-1, a victory that preserved his No. 1 ranking.