Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal met for the 27th time on Thursday. After falling behind early, Nadal came back to win in four sets, in a game that many are already calling yet another classic match between the two. The semifinal match was not nearly as simple for Nadal as the box score of 6-7 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-4 would suggest. The two played at their best, although Nadal continues to be Federer's own personal kryptonite.
SI.com provided a game-by-game analysis of each set, but if you happened to miss the match, which aired very early in the morning in America, you will have another chance to watch the instant classic in its entirety later on Thursday.
ESPN2 will replay the full match at 12:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, January 26. If you're not working in an office that's conducive to viewing, plan on taking a long lunch break.
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