Federer cruises over Raonic to reach quarterfinals in Australia; Murray, Tsonga and Chardy advance

January 21, 2013 · Print This Article

Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia

No. 2 seed Roger Federer reached his 35th straight grand slam quarterfinal on Monday in Melbourne, Australia, defeating Canadian Milos Raonic in three sets. Winning 90 percent of his first serve points, Federer struck 34 winners to 12 unforced errors. The Swiss great will next face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who dismissed fellow countryman Richard Gasquet in four sets. Other fourth-round winners on the day included Andy Murray and Jeremy Chardy. Murray carved out a routine win over Gilles Simon in three sets, while Chardy reached his first career major quarterfinal after he ousted Andreas Seppi in four sets. Tuesday’s action Down Under will feature David Ferrer vs. Nicolas Almagro and Novak Djokovic vs. Tomas Berdych.

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Singles – Fourth Round
[2] Roger Federer defeats [13] Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6(4), 6-2
[3] Andy Murray defeats [14] Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-1, 6-3
[7] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeats [9] Richard Gasquet 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
Jeremy Chardy defeats [21] Andreas Seppi 5-7, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2

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