Australian Open: Roger Federer seeks coach Stefan Edberg's advice for Andy Murray clash

Roger Federer, who is working with the six-time Grand Slam champion Stefan Edberg for 10 weeks, said he will draw on the Swede's knowledge to devise tactics for the match with Wimbledon champion Andy Murray.

updated: January 20, 2014 19:04 IST
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Melbourne: Roger Federer is planning to tap coach Stefan Edberg's deep well of experience to try some new things in his quarter-final showdown with Andy Murray at the Australian Open. The record 17-time Grand Slam champion cruised into the last eight at the year's opening Slam with a consummate straight-sets victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Monday.

The Swiss great, seeded six, rolled back the years as he swept past the French 10th seed 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in one hour 52 minutes in an evening match on Rod Laver Arena. (Click here for latest on Australian Open)

Federer has now reached his 11th consecutive quarter-final in Melbourne and equalled the record of 41 straight Slam quarters with American Jimmy Connors as he set up a rematch of last year's semi-final which Murray won in five sets. (Nadal beats Nishikori in pre-quarters | Murray tested)

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