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Federer and Williams sisters lead resurgence of tennis veterans

Updated 1503 GMT (2303 HKT) January 26, 2017
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Roger Federer beat compatriot Stan Wawrinka in five sets Thursday to reach his first grand slam final since the US Open in 2015. Scott Barbour/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
On that day, Serb Novak Djokovic overcame Federer 6-4 5-7 6-4 6-4 to win his 10th major title. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Federer's last slam title came almost five years ago, when he beat Andy Murray in the Wimbledon final in 2012. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Earlier Thursday, Serena Williams beat Croatian veteran Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in straight sets to reach her 29th grand slam final. PETER PARKS/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Older sister Venus was also victorious in her semifinal, overcoming Coco Vandeweghe to reach her first major final since Wimbledon in 2009. SAEED KHAN/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Venus's most recent major final appearance also marked the last time the Williams sisters met in a grand slam final. Serena came out on top that day, winning in straight sets. GLYN KIRK/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Rafael Nadal will take on Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov Friday for a place in the Australian Open final. It would be the Spaniard's first major final since beating Djokovic to the 2014 French Open title. KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/AFP/Getty Images