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Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates his victory against Switzerland's Roger Federer during their men's singles semi-final match on day 12 of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 24, 2014. (Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates his victory against Switzerland's Roger Federer during their men's singles semi-final match on day 12 of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 24, 2014. (Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)
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Tennis fans in the United States were up in the middle of the night to watch the men's semi-finals at the Australian Open.

It was another showdown of two great rivals: Rafael Nadal of Spain and Switzerland's Roger Federer, who for a long time (302 weeks) was the world's number one player. That is no longer the case though. Federer was seeded 6th in the tournament.

Nadal, the top seed, won in three straight sets. He'll be facing Stanislas Wawrinka, another Swiss player, in the finals this weekend.

The women's title match at the Australian Open will take place this evening, U.S. time. All of China will be watching Li Na, who will be playing Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia.

Tom Perrotta, sports correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss the players.

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This segment aired on January 24, 2014.

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