Bad ending to great Aussie for Fed

Swiss star fell flat against Rafael Nadal, but there were encouraging signs in Oz

Updated: January 24, 2014, 1:10 PM ET
By Matt Wilansky | ESPN.com

Moments before Friday's semifinalists were about to walk on the court, the roof over Rod Laver Arena malfunctioned. It was 90 percent shut, and officials were fiercely trying to figure out what caused it to stall. They eventually got it to open up after about 10-15 minutes of uncertainty -- which, on a windy day, was a pretty big advantage for Rafael Nadal.

As if he needed one.

Nadal is a wizard when it comes to fighting through inclement weather. ESPN analyst Brad Gilbert calls ...

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