Nadal hammers Federer to reach Australian Open final

9:16 AM, Jan 24, 2014   |    comments
Rafael Nadal celebrates his victory against Roger Federer during their men's singles semi-final match on day 12 of the 2014 Australian Open (Photo credit: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)
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Melbourne, Australia ( - Rafael Nadal rolled past Roger Federer on Friday to reach the final of the 2014 Australian Open.

The World No. 1 Nadal earned a dominant 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 6-3 victory over his long-time rival to reach his second Australian Open final in the last three years. He improved to 23-10 in the all-time series against Federer.

Nadal's opponent in the final will be eighth-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka, who will appear in his first career major final after defeating Tomas Berdych in the semifinals.

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