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AUSTRALIAN OPEN SEMI FINAL 2017: ROGER FEDERER BEAT FELLOW SWISS STAN WAWRINKA IN FIVE DRAINING SETS


35-year-old Federer beat Wawrinka, who left the court for a brief time with a knee injury, 7-5, 6-3, 1-6, 4-6, 6-3

Federer's, last final was in the 2015 US Open, he came on strong in the fifth – breaking in the sixth game before securing the victory to wild applause at the Rod Laver Arena.

It will be the 28th final of Federer’s illustrious career, Federer, at 35, is the oldest man to reach a Grand Slam final since the 39-year-old Ken Rosewall made it to the last hurdle at the US Open in 1974.

This will be the 28th final of Roger Federer's glorious career

Wawrinka fought back after losing the first two sets

Roger Federer celebrates his epic triumph over Stan Wawrinka

The Swiss players embrace at the end of the encounter

Roger Federer's wife Mirka covered her face as it was too much for her to watch the fifth set