Federer rolls Swiss to reach semis

Roger Federer cruised into his eighth consecutive Australian Open semi-final with a dominating straight-sets victory over his Swiss teammate Stanislas Wawrinka

updated: January 25, 2011 17:27 IST
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Defending champion Roger Federer demolished fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka to reach his eighth straight Australian Open semi-final Tuesday, as Li Na ratcheted up hopes of a Chinese Grand Slam win.

Federer, who can become only the second man to win five Australian Opens after Roy Emerson (six), showed no mercy against close friend Wawrinka as he took him apart 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 in just 1hr 47 min on Rod Laver Arena.

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