Some highlights from their final encounter in Tokyo. A good sign for Murray who looks poised to rise to #3 in the world. Still, 3 Grand Slam semifinal losses to Nadal keep the edge in Rafa’s corner in big matches until Murray proves otherwise.
Andy Murray d. Rafael Nadal 3-6, 6-2, 6-0
One of the great performances ever by one of the most talented players ever.
Marat Safin d. Roger Federer 5-7, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6, 9-7
A 5th set tiebreak to decide the season ending title in 1988.
Boris Becker winning d. Ivan Lendl 5-7, 7-6, 3-6, 6-2, 7-6