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Rafa advances to Australian Open semi-finals

The world's No. 1 tennis player had to play four sets and win two tie-breakers to do it, but now Rafa Nadal is on his way to the Australian Open semi-finals. Today, Nadal beat Grigor Dimitrov 3-6, 7-6(3), 7-6(7), 6-2.

While unhappy with his serve, Nadal still managed to make his 22nd Grand Slam semi-final. Now he will go on to face Roger Federer in the semi-final.

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You'll recall, this time last year, Nadal was injured and unable to play the Australian Open. Now he's looking to win the tournament a second time. The first time he did it, Nadal had to beat Federer for the win.

If Nadal manages to win Sunday, he will be the first man in the Open Era to win every Grand Slam championship twice. It would be his fourteenth major title.

Brad Willis is the PokerStars Head of Blogging

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