What you need to know about Aus open final as Nadal eyes first win since 2009

Nadal eyes first win since 2009 as Barty looks to make history

Australian Open Final

1/28/2022 2:47:00 PM

Nadal eyes first win since 2009 as Barty looks to make history

Rafael Nadal is set to play Daniil Medvedev in the Australian Open finals. Here's everything you need to know about finals weekend, who's playing, when they're on and how to watch them

Meanwhile, the lineup for the women's final is now set following a history-making run from home player Ashleigh Barty.Both finals are due to be staged in the breathtaking Rod Laver Arena, a near 15,000 seater court with a closeable roof and iconic blue playing surface.

The tournament has been a bit of a disaster for the UK, with national favourites Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu both crashing out in the second round, while 12th seed Cameron Norrie exited in the first round in straight sets. Heather Watson also exited in the second round.

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The men's semi-finals of the Australian Open have come to a close, with Daniil Medvedev set to play Rafael Nadal. Meanwhile, the lineup for the women's final is now set following a history-making run from home player Ashleigh Barty. Both finals are due to be staged in the breathtaking Rod Laver Arena, a near 15,000 seater court with a closeable roof and iconic blue playing surface. The tournament has been a bit of a disaster for the UK, with national favourites Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu both crashing out in the second round, while 12th seed Cameron Norrie exited in the first round in straight sets. Heather Watson also exited in the second round. Rafael Nadal has already booked his place in the final after dispatching Wimbledon finalist Matteo Berrettini in four sets under a closed roof and heavy rain. The 35-year-old Spaniard will be eyeing his 21st grand slam title, despite having only one once in Australia, all the way back in 2009. Speaking about the remarkable achievement, he said: "For me, it’s all about the Australian Open more than anything else,” Nadal said in his on-court TV interview. “I have been a little unlucky (in Australia) in my career with some injuries. I played some amazing finals with good chances." “I feel very lucky that I won once in 2009 but I never thought about another chance in 2022.” He will be facing Russia's Daniil Medvedev, who currently ranks number two in the world according to the Association of Tennis Professionals. Who is in the Australian Open women's final? Ashleigh Barty has booked herself a place in the final, making her the first Australian woman to reach the final of the national grand slam for 42 years, since Wendy Turnbull came second to Hana Mandlikova in 1980. She will face off against the USA's Danielle Collins Barty, the world number one and current tournament favourite will be looking to make history as the first Aussie to win since 1978, having already secured a Wimbledon and French Open title. Speaking about her accomplishment, Barty said: “It’s just incredible. I love coming out here and playing in Australia. I’m just happy that I get to play my best tennis here. Now I get the chance to play for a first title here. It’s unreal.” Her rival Collins, who is ranked 30 in the world, said: “It feels amazing. It’s been such a journey and it doesn’t happen overnight. It’s incredible to be on this stage and especially with the health challenges, I’m just so grateful. I couldn’t be happier.” When is the Australian Open final? The men's Australian Open final will take place 24 hours later, on Sunday, January 30. The women's final is set to take place on Saturday, January 29. What time is the Australian Open final? The women's match is due to kick off at 8:30 am, with the men's showing at the same time 24 hours later. How can you watch the men's and women's Australian Open final? The women's and men's finals will be televised on Eurosport 1 which is Sky channel 410, BT 435 or Virgin 521. Subscribers will be able to stream via both the Eurosport and Sky Go apps. Discovery+ subscribers will also be able to stream the action with a monthly live pass, available for £6.99. Read More Read More