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Nadal beats Federer to reach Australian Open final

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Rafa Nadal is through to the final of the Australian Open after overpowering Roger Federer 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 6-3.

The Spaniard was having problems with a blister when he faced Grigor Dimitrov in the quarter-finals, but the world number one had no such issues against Swiss Federer as he powered past him in straight sets.

This was the 33rd meeting between the two rivals and Nadal completely dominated, after taking the first set the finalist never looked back as Federer made some costly errors throughout.

Nadal will now go on to face Federer's fellow countryman Stanislas Wawrinka in the final on Sunday and the 27-year-old says he will try his best to overcome the Swiss: "I have a tough opponent in front [of me]. Wawrinka is playing amazing, he should come to this final with big confidence.

"I never thought about having 13 Grand Slams so I never thought about having 14. The one thing I can swear is that I'm going to try my best. I need to keep playing great. His serve is huge, and he's hitting the ball really hard. I need to play aggressive and play the same way I played tonight."

Nadal now holds a record of 23-10 over Federer and the encounter with Wawrinka presents another opportunity to take a step towards surpassing the latter's Grand Slam title record.

Federer has won 17 Grand Slam singles titles and victory on Sunday will move Nadal to within three of the Swiss icon.

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