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Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi

Day 14 at Melbourne Park begins with a mixed doubles title for India's Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi

 Andres Gimeno, Ken Rosewall, Rod Laver, John Newcombe and Tony Roche

Rod Laver (centre) lines up with the men he beat to complete his second Grand Slam in 1969 - Andres Gimeno, Ken Rosewall, John Newcombe and Tony Roche

Eric Bana

Australian actor Eric Bana is among those on Rod Laver Arena to see Rafael Nadal take on Roger Federer in the men's final

Dannii Minogue

Dannii Minogue is another local celeb taking the chance to watch tennis history in the making

Steve Waugh and Daley Thompson

And the unlikely pairing of Aussie cricket hero Steve Waugh and British decathlon legend Daley Thompson are also on Rod Laver Arena to see the big match

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer

Nadal and Federer line up ahead of their 19th meeting, seventh in Grand Slam finals, but first at the Australian Open

Roger Federer

Federer - trying to match the record 14 Grand Slam titles of Pete Sampras - makes a nervous start, dropping serve straight away

Rafael Nadal

Both players find their form after an edgy start and Nadal recovers from dropping serve twice to level at 4-4

Rafael Nadal

Nadal takes the first set with some aggressive play that leaves Federer struggling to keep pace

Rod Laver Arena

A packed crowd on Rod Laver Arena watches as the world's top two players do battle

Roger Federer

Federer is taken to the limit as he slips a break down in the second set, but the Swiss roars back with four straight games to level

Melbourne Park fans

As the drama unfolds inside the stadium a crowd builds outside in Garden Square

Roger Federer ansd Rafael Nadal

Federer struggles with his first serve but still earns a succession of set points late in the third set

Rafael Nadal

One rally is so good that Nadal produces a special celebration for his winning forehand pass

Rafael Nadal

Nadal saves six break points before hitting back to win the third-set tie-break

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer

The final comes down to a decider - the first time since 1988 that the Australian Open has had a five-set final

Rafael Nadal

It is Nadal who proves the stronger in the closing stages and he wraps up victory after four hours 23 minutes

Roger Federer

The defeat is a shattering blow for Federer, who will have to wait for another chance to match Sampras's record

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer

Nadal consoles Federer as an emotional world number two struggles to make his runner-up speech

Rafael Nadal

Nadal is the first Spanish man to get his hands on the Australian Open trophy



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