Australian Open: Roger Federer sets up quarter-final showdown with Andy Murray

Roger Federer has equaled Jimmy Connors record by reaching his 41st Grand Slam quarter-final with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

updated: January 20, 2014 18:40 IST
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Melbourne: Roger Federer set up a quarter-final showdown with Andy Murray at the Australian Open after a straight-sets victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Monday. Record Grand Slam champion Federer downed the French 10th seed 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in one hour 52 minutes in the fourth-round evening match on Rod Laver Arena. (Click here for latest on Australian Open)

Federer's comfortable victory over the 2008 Open finalist set up a rematch of last year's semi-final which Murray won in five sets. The Swiss great has now reached his 11th consecutive quarter-final at the Australian Open and equalled the record of 41 straight Slam quarters with American Jimmy Connors. (Nadal beats Nishikori in pre-quarters | Murray tested)

Federer's quarter-final with Tsonga went to five sets in last year's Australian Open but the Swiss sixth seed was always in command with his aggressive display, dominating the net exchanges to win in straight sets. (Azarenka storms into quarters | Halep floors Jankovic)

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