"It's always a pleasure being on this court," said Nadal. "It's an honour to play Roger. It was a fantastic match. It's just amazing to have one player in front of you who has no mistakes and a totally complete game.
"All of my career all I wanted to do was keep learning because there was one player in front of me. If you told me that two Sundays ago [I would be here] I couldn't imagine it. For me it's a dream to be back in the final."
"I think both players are playing fantastic," Nadal added. "I think my advice to Andy is to be aggressive, but my advice isn't very good because I lost the last six times against [Djokovic]."
Nadal previously claimed the Australian Open title in 2009.