Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal is all set to take on his long-time rival Swiss legend Roger Federer at the Australian Open final on Sunday. The 14-time Grand Slam champion will play Federer in a Grand Slam final for the ninth time. The game is scheduled to begin at 10: 30 am India time. The match will be telecast Live on Sony Six. The match can be streamed online at Hotstar. For live scores, updates and analysis, you can follow inuth.com

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Nadal, the 2009 champion, seeded ninth, leads Federer 23-11 in their head-to-head rivalry, and has won their past three meetings in Melbourne, at the semi-final stage in 2012 and 2014 and in the 2009 final. In Grand Slam finals, Nadal holds a 6-2 lead over his rival, winning their past four meetings in major tournament deciders.

Nadal stormed into final after defeating Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(5), 6-7(4) 6-4 in the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Friday.

Federer, 35, is the fourth-oldest player to reach the Australian Open final, Ken Rosewall having done it twice at 36 and 37. So at the back of his mind will be this irritating reminder that time may be already knocking at his door.

But after his first winner gets past a lunging Nadal, Federer will be all set to go once again, summoning strokes and passes from his incredible memory.

But unfortunately for Federer, Nadal looks extremely dangerous and now, after his five-set victory over Grigor Dimitrov, all the more.

Nadal has already proved that from the baseline he is king, and the missiles that he launches from there will whiz past the stretched racquet of Federer.