• Top seed Rafael Nadal was in semi-final action against old rival Roger Federer
  • Nadal claimed the opening set 7-4 in a tie-break
  • Federer was again under pressure in the second set
  • Nadal was reeling off the winners and was soon two sets to the good
  • Federer had beaten Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Andy Murray in previous rounds but had no answer to Nadal
  • Nadal completed a 7-6 6-3 6-3 win in two hours and 21 minutes
  • The Spaniard improved his lead in the career head-to-head to 23-10
  • Federer headed off court to reflect on his defeat

Australian Open - Day 12

Top seed Rafael Nadal was in semi-final action against old rival Roger Federer