Nadal thrahes Federer to reach Australian Open Final

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Updated: January 25, 2014

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Rafael Nadal thrashed Roger Federer on Friday to reach the final of the 2014 Australian Open.

The world No. 1 Nadal earned a bullish 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, including 9-2 in Grand Slam events and 3-0 in Melbourne. The last win for Federer over Nadal in a Slam was all the way back in 2007 at Wimbledon.

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