Rafael Nadal

World No 1 Rafael Nadal takes on Stanislas Wawrinka in the 2014 Australian Open Men's Singles Final at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena on Sunday.

Where to Watch Live

The play starts at 8:30am GMT. Live coverage is on British Eurosport in the UK. Regular updates and live scores are also available on the Australian Open official website.


Nadal registered a place in yet another Grand Slam final of his career after defeating former World No 1 Roger Federer on Friday. The 32-year-old started the game on a positive note as the first set went neck to neck, only to lose it on a tiebreaker.

However, the World No 1 dominated the next two sets as the game was ended in straight sets 7-6, 6-3, 6-3. Nadal has seen him enter into the finals of the Australian Open for the third time and has won only once in 2009.

Meanwhile, Wawrinka made it to the finals after his four-set thriller win over Tomas Berdych in the semi final clash earlier this week. The World No 8 won the first set 6-3 and was edging towards winning the second set, only to lose it on the tie breaker.

Stanislas Wawrinka
Stanislas Wawrinka

The third and the fourth set had the similar result as that of the second as the last three sets were decided on a tiebreaker. Wawrinka won the last two sets 7-6, which saw him seal a place to face the World No 1 in Australian Open Men's Singles Final.

The Swiss ace has already knocked out the defending champion Novak Djokovic in the quarter finals. Wawrinka will be looking to stamp his authority to win his first Australian Open by defeating Nadal.

What They Say

Rafael Nadal: I had very emotional moments this year. It's the Grand Slam that I really had more problems with in my career. A lot of years I didn't have a chance to play in this tournament that I really love so much with the perfect conditions, so it's very special have the chance to be in the final here again."

Stanislas Wawrinka: "I think he's playing some of his best tennis. Especially when you have to play night session here, it's a little bit slower. He can really play his game and try to play aggressive. I played him so many times, lost so many times, but I'm going to try again. I know what I have to do: I know that I have to play aggressive, serve really well, and try to always push him."


Nadal has a comfortable lead over Wawrinka as the Spaniard has a 12-0 advantage in the overall meetings. The pair have met in 2 grand slam fixtures and the World No 1 has won it both occasions.

Australian Open

Nadal has faced Wawrinka once in the Australian Open in 2007 and the World No 1 has won the tie comfortably in straight sets.