Will Nadal be recovered in time?

So here we are again, left with the world's top two players battling for supremacy in a Grand Slam final. Roger Federer is fresher, but Nadal has owned the Swiss. Who comes out on top? Sandra Harwitt and Kamakshi Tandon go face-to-face.

Updated: January 31, 2009, 9:28 PM ET

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Oh, the grin Roger Federer must have had planted on his face watching Rafael Nadal exert himself for over five arduous hours just to get to the final. Federer not only vanquished semifinal foe Andy Roddick in a routine three-set match, he's had an extra day's rest. Enjoying a renaissance since a gloomy first half of 2008, the sovereign Swiss is one win away from equaling Pete Sampras' all-time Grand Slam record.

Make no mistake, though. Nadal is a genetic ...

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