Australian Open 2014 TV Schedule and Results: Stanislas Wawrinka Wins Grand Slam Finals Over Rafael Nadal In ESPN Match

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Jan 23, 2014 03:34 PM EST
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Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a return to Grigor Dimitrov
Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a return to Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during their men's singles quarter-final tennis match at the Australian Open 2014 tennis tournament in Melbourne January 22, 2014. "

The Australian Open 2014 TV coverage picks up on Thursday and Friday with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer facing off in what could be their final semifinals matchup in a grand slam and the winner will play against Stanislas Wawrinka in the finals in Melbourne after he defeated Tomas Berdych on the other side of the draw and this match could be epic and it will be on ESPN streaming online and on TV at 3:30 am ET.

Federer made it to his 11th straight semis at the Australian Open and now he will face off against Nadal, his biggest rival and a player that has a nice edge over him and since Federer is fading and getting older, this could be one of the last times the two play this late in a grand slam event. The idea of the two matching up was once considered a lock, but with Nadal winning slams and Federer fading back, this could be one of the final chances, as Novak Djokovic was upset in the tournament and Andy Murray was defeated by Federer.

Murray came in as the defending Wimbledon champion and while he was able to take the third set, he fell to Federer 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 on Wednesday now late Thursday night in America or early Friday morning to get specific, Nadal and Federer will play for a chance to get to the finals. The last time Nadal was in the Aussie Open finals, he played in one of the most epic matches of all-time with Djokovic, who had won three straight tournaments heading into the event this season.

Federer clinched his spot with a win over Murray, while Nadal came in after his win against Gigor Dimitrov 3-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (7), 6-2 and while that was tougher than many expected, Nadal was able to pull through. Nadal has been on an amazing run since missing this here last year and coming back from his injury, as he has won the French and US Opens last year and now it looking to continue his legacy against his biggest rival. The semifinals match will be very anticipated and has two of the greatest players of all time facing each other.

The Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer match will be on television at 3:30 pm ET on ESPN/ESPN2 and will be streaming online from the WatchESPN website and the match should be going right at that time and is the third match on Rod Laver Arena and has the number one seed taking on the number six seed. 

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