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Rafael Nadal Blazes a Trail at the Australian Open
Spaniard Rafael Nadal beats Federer to advance to Australian Open final.
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Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/John Donegan)
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Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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Spain's Rafael Nadal makes a forehand return to Germany's Tommy Haas during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill)
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Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a backhand return to Roger Federer of Switzerland during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill)

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Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a shot against Roger Federer of Switzerland during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

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Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a shot against Roger Federer of Switzerland during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/John Donegan)

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Rafael Nadal of Spain stretches for a return shot to Roger Federer of Switzerland during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/John Donegan)

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Spain's Rafael Nadal waves to the crowd following his second round win over Germany's Tommy Haas at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill)
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Spain's Rafael Nadal, right, is congratulated by Germany's Tommy Haas after their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill)
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Rafael Nadal of Spain waits to receive serve in the late afternoon light during his first round match against and Alex Kuznetsov of US at the Australian Open.

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Spain's Rafael Nadal waves to the crowd following his first round match against Alex Kuznetsov of the US at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. 

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Rafael Nadal of Spain makes a backhand return during his first round match against Alex Kuznetsov of US at the Australian Open.

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Spain's Rafael Nadal makes a forehand return to Alex Kuznetsov of the US during their first round match at the Australian Open.

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Spain's Rafael Nadal makes a backhand return to Alex Kuznetsov of the US during their first round match at the Australian Open.

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Spain's Rafael Nadal waves to the crowd following his first round match against Alex Kuznetsov of the US at the Australian Open.

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Spain's Rafael Nadal shakes hands with Alex Kuznetsov, left, of the US following their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. 

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Spain's Rafael Nadal waves to the crowd following his first round match against Alex Kuznetsov of the US at the Australian Open.

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Spain's Rafael Nadal waves to the crowd following his first round match against Alex Kuznetsov of the US at the Australian Open.

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Rafael Nadal Blazes a Trail at the Australian Open

Spaniard Rafael Nadal beats Federer to advance to Australian Open final.

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