Federer to face Nadal in Australian Open semifinals

By Alejandro Freixes, CCNN Head Writer

Roger Federer defeated Andy Murray on Wednesday in a 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 match, advancing to his 11th straight Australian Open semifinal. “I was proud of the way I fought,” said Murray. “That’s the highest level I’ve played at in a long time. My serve slowed down a bit in the fourth set, especially the first couple points when I was getting up after the change of ends.” Since top-ranked Rafael Nadal beat Grigor Dimitrov 3-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (7), 6-2, he and Federer will be facing off on Friday in the semifinals. Dimitrov was very disappointed, confessing, “I’m a bit shattered. I came out expecting nothing less than to win.”

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