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Federer Puts Down Murray To Book Nadal Semi-Final

posted 22 Jan 2014, 05:21 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 22 Jan 2014, 05:22 ]

Roger Federer beats Andy Murray 6-3 6-4 7-6 6-3 to set up a mouthwatering semi-final with great rival Rafa Nadalat the Australian Open.

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA (JANUARY 22, 2014) (TENNIS AUSTRALIA) -  Roger Federer weathered a belated challenge from a gallant Andy Murray at the Australian Open on Wednesday (January 22) to win 6-3 6-4 7-6(6) 6-3 and set up a mouthwatering semi-final with great rival RafaEL Nadal.

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Stingy on serve and dominant at the net, the 17-times grand slam champion wobbled when serving out for the match at 5-4 in the third set, with the Scot saving two match points in the tiebreak.

Federer dug deep to fend off the Scot in a final set of unrelenting tension, breaking Murray at 4-3 and sealing a classic contest with an ace.

Federer notched his 11th successive semi-final at Melbourne Park as he bids for a record 18th grand slam.