Roger Federer seeks to extend Andy Murray mastery

Federer said although Murray has changed to a more offensive style under the coaching of taskmaster Ivan Lendl, he is looking forward to the tactical battle.

updated: January 24, 2013 14:21 IST
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Melbourne, Australia: Roger Federer is bidding to maintain his Grand Slam dominance over a rejuvenated Andy Murray in their much-anticipated semi-final showdown at the Australian Open on Friday.

Federer trails the British world number three 10-9 in their matches, yet significantly the Swiss great has claimed all three of their Grand Slam exchanges, all in finals, with two of them leaving Murray in tears.

Murray sobbed after pushing Federer to three hard-fought sets in the 2010 Australian final, and at Wimbledon last year the Scot wept during his on-court interview, blubbering the words "getting closer".

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