30 Jan '17, 8pm

Jack Nicklaus couldn't watch the Australian Open's final set between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

It's been 30 years since Jack Nicklaus captured his 18th major championship. So with Roger Federer on the precipice of joining the club, the Golden Bear had to be watching every serve of the Australian Open's final set between Federer and Rafael Nadal on the seat of his chair, yes? Not quite. "I saw the first four sets and unfortunately I got called away for a business call, so I missed the last set," Nicklaus told the ATP's Paul Macpherson . "I’m going to watch it the next time they replay it. When I was done I got to see the speeches afterwards, which were very nice." The symmetry between the two legends' 18th titles -- Nicklaus', of course, at the 1986 Masters -- was not lost on Nicklaus, however. "Most of the first 17 I won I expected to win if I worked hard and put myself in that position," Nicklaus remarked to Macphereson. "I felt like I was the best player on the go...

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