Federer through to Aussie Open final

first_imgThe former world number one looked to be on course for a straightforward victory after taking the first two sets 7-5 6-3.However a medical timeout for Wawrinka saw him return in much better form, and took the next two sets 6-1 6-4.Federer then took a timeout of his own, and he was able to prevail in the deciding set by 6 games to 3. It means Federer is now the oldest men’s Grand Slam finalist in over 45 years, and is one win away from a record 18th Grand Slam title.He’ll play either Rafa Nadal or Grigor Dimitrov in Sunday’s final.Earlier the Williams sisters both secured their place in Saturday’s women’s final.Serena strolled past Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-2 6-1, while Venus needed three sets to see off Coco Vandeweghe.Saturday’s match will be the ninth Grand Slam final between the pair and the first in nearly eight years.last_img

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