The match starts up on ESPN early in the morning on the east coast and will be live from Melbourne on TV and will be streaming from Rod Laver Arena on the WatchESPN website and has Rafael Nadal against Stanislas Wawrinka after Nadal took care of Roger Federer in the semifinals and now he will be looking to add another grand slam on Sunday down under.
Wawrinka was able to defeat Novak Djokovic to advance and he snapped a 14 match streak of losing against him and that match means a new champion will be crowned on the men's side in Melbourne for the first time in three years after Dojo took the last three tourneys. Nadal was masterful against Federer and he looked as strong as ever, winning in three sets and playing very well against his rival and now he will get the chance to add another slam trophy to his mantle and if he wins, Federer will be pushed down to eighth, his lowest ranking in years and it also means that he won't even be the highest ranked Swiss player anymore, as Wawrinka is in the finals.
The men's final between Rafael Nadal and Stanislas Wawrinka comes up on Sunday in Australia for the Australian Open and starts up on ESPN at 3:30 am ET and will be streaming from the WatchESPN app and site live.
Li Na won the championship at the Australian Open after losing last season and here is a preview from that match from last night, as Rafael Nadal will play against Stanislas Wawrinka, who is looking for his first ever grand slam. Li Na and Dominika Cibulkova are the last women left and they are facing off in the finals at the Australian Open and the 2014 ladies draw has the coverage on ESPN/ESPN2 and streaming online from WatchESPN and it will be live from Melbourne at 3:30 am ET and will be from Rod Laver Arena the day before Rafael Nadal and Stanislas Wawrinka play after Nadal defeated Roger Federer.
Na comes in after losing the Australian Open last year in 2013 to Victoria Azarenka and now she is gone after being upset and so are all the top women. Serena Williams fell, Venus Williams lost early and so did Maria Sharapova and Azarenka and now Na is the last one left with a grand slam. Na won the French Open title and she lost early at the same tournament last year and now she has the chance to get a second grand slam to her name. Na is the older player and she comes in at 31 and shows how the women's game can still be dominated by players like her and Williams and now she will try and stop Cibulkova from getting her first major title.
Na is the fourth seed and she made it through the semis against youngster Eugenie Bouchard with a 6-2, 6-4 win and it is now her third final in the past four years. Williams went down in the fourth round and Azarenka was knocked out after winning 18 matches at the Australian Open.