Federer overcomes Tsonga in 5 sets to make 10th straight semifinal in Melbourne; Murray crushes Chardy in 3

January 23, 2013 · Print This Article

Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia

No. 2 seed Roger Federer reached his 10th straight semifinal at the Australian Open on Wednesday, defeating No. 7 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in five thrilling sets. Overcoming 20 aces by the Frenchman, Federer struck 49 winners to 47 unforced errors and won five more total points than his opponent. The 31-year-old will next face Andy Murray, who was a straight sets winner over Jeremy Chardy. Federer has never lost to Murray in grand slam action, but trails the Scot 10-9 in their career head-to-head. The pair have split their last four meetings. Thursday’s matches Down Under will feature the women’s semifinals and Novak Djokovic vs. David Ferrer.

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Singles – Quarter-finals
[2] R Federer (SUI) d. [7] J Tsonga (FRA) 76(4) 46 76(4) 36 63
[3] A Murray (GBR) d. J Chardy (FRA) 64 61 62

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