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Nadal beats Federer to win Australian Open

Rafael Nadal held off Roger Federer in another momentum-swinging, five-set final to win the Australian Open on Sunday, keeping the Grand Slam singles record safe for now. Full story

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Australian Open – the Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific

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