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Federer tops Murray; Nadal next

Posted: January 23, 2014 at 3:53 a.m.

Roger Federer of Switzerland (right) shakes hands with Britain’s Andy Murray at the net following Federer’s 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 quarterfinal victory over Murray at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia. Federer advances to face top-seeded Rafael Nadal in the semifinals.

Roger Federer of Switzerland (right) shakes hands with Britain’s Andy Murray at the net following Federer’s 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 quarterfinal victory over Murray at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia. Federer advances to face top-seeded Rafael Nadal in the semifinals.

For a full two sets and nine games, Roger Federer was the picture of poise, picking up half-volleys with vintage panache and placing winners past Andy Murray.

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Sports, Pages 20 on 01/23/2014

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