Federer beats Davydenko to make Open semis

Swiss top seed Roger Federer fought back to beat Russian sixth seed Nikolay Davydenko 2-6, 6-3, 6-0, 7-5 and make the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Wedn

updated: January 27, 2010 09:18 IST
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Melbourne:Roger Federer has corrected a mini slump against Nikolay Davydenko, beating the Russian 2-6, 6-3, 6-0, 7-5 at the Australian Open to reach the semifinals at a 23rd consecutive Grand Slam.

Federer won his first 12 matches against Davydenko but was under pressure on Wednesday after losing their last two meetings: at London in November and at the season-opener at Doha earlier this month.

The 15-time Grand Slam champion rebounded after falling a set and a break behind against Davydenko, winning 13 straight games to take control of the quarterfinal on Rod Laver Arena.

Federer has ensured he'll be at No. 1 for a 268th week when the new rankings are released Monday, equaling Jimmy Connors in third place on the all-time list.

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