Memorable Moments: Australian Open

'God, it's killing me'
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'God, it's killing me'

2009

Roger Federer was overcome with emotion after losing to Rafael Nadal 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-2 in the final, and it poured out as he accepted the runner-up trophy. Federer had been aiming to match Pete Sampras' record of 14 career Grand Slam titles. Instead, he lost his third straight Grand Slam final against Nadal, and many signaled it the end of the Federer era. The Swiss bounced back, however, winning both the French Open and Wimbledon to surpass Sampras.


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