Rafael Nadal downed rival Roger Federer in four sets, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-4 to reach the finals of the 2012 Australian Open. Nadal will face the winner of No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 4 Andy Murray.
On the women's side, Maria Sharapova will take on Victoria Azarenka in the finals.