The pair rarely meet in Grand Slam semi-finals due to being on opposite sides of the draw but Federer admits that he is excited for the challenge.
Federer said: "It's another great match with Rafa potentially. I'm pleased I am playing him because of our epic match here a few years ago.
"I'd like a chance to play him again here. We haven't met in the semis of a Slam since the French Open in 2005."