Number three seed and seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer crashed out of the tournament losing a tie-break in the fourth set to Sergiy Stakhovsky in the second round.
Reigning Wimbledon champion Roger Federer swiftly beat Romanian Victor Hanescu 6-3, 6-2, 6-0 to book his place in the second round of the competition.
The seven time champion took just 69 minutes to continue his pursuit of a record 8th Wimbledon title.
Roger Federer believes Andy Murray poses the greatest threat ahead of Wimbledon.
Federer said at a news conference: "I thought Andy was going to win a big one anyway at some point. He's too good to always keep losing semis and finals.
"Now he's the favourite every tournament he goes into around the world".
"To me, Andy sort of stands out a little bit over the others", he added.
Yes well done Andy he is in the final brilliant
Yesss!!!!... Congrats to Andy Murray after a long 4hrs he's through to the finals ????
Andy Murray has beaten Roger Federer in a thrilling semi-final to reach the Australian Open final for the third time.
Murray won 6-4, 6-7, 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 to set up a meeting with the World No. 1 Novak Djokovic – the player he defeated to secure his maiden Grand Slam title back in September 2012.
He's normally not seen without a racket in his hands, but today tennis star Roger Federer temporarily changed sports to model the Brazilian football team's kit.
The pictures, posted on the Swiss star's official Facebook page, are to publicise his involvement in the Gillette Federer Tour in Brazil later this year.
Henry Caplan, 11, who stole a hug from Andy Murray moments after his victory against Roger Federer, has told Daybreak how he slipped away from his dad to hug the Olympic champion.
Andy Murray has told Daybreak how he overcame defeat by Federer at Wimbledon last month to beat him yesterday.
Andy Murray's mother Judy tweeted how proud she was of her son following his success in the men's singles and mixed doubles finals on Sunday. She said: "Oh. My. Gold. That's my boy :)"