Australian Open quarters: Roger Federer, Andy Murray revivals face ultimate test

The pair have not faced each other since Andy Murray's five-set semi-final win at last year's Australian Open -- the only time the Scot has beaten Roger Federer in four Grand Slam encounters.

updated: January 21, 2014 17:13 IST
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Melbourne: Roger Federer can prove he's back to his best and Andy Murray will test his recovery from surgery when they resume their rivalry in a hugely anticipated Australian Open quarter-final on Wednesday.

The Swiss master had been counted out of the Grand Slam reckoning after a disappointing campaign last year, when he bombed out of Wimbledon in the second round and lost in the US Open's last 16.

Federer won the latest of his record 17 Grand Slam tournaments at Wimbledon 2012 and has not reached a major final since, adding to perceptions he's lagging behind in an era dominated by Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

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