Federer makes Aussie Open semis for 14th time

ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 24, 2018 07:08 PM
Federer makes Aussie Open semis for 14th time
Switzerland's Roger Federer gestures to a line umpire during his quarterfinal against Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer has swept aside Tomas Berdych 7-6 (1), 6-3, 6-4 to reach his 14th semifinal at the Australian Open.

The 36-year-old Federer also became the oldest man to reach the semifinals at Melbourne Park since Ken Rosewall did it in 1977 at age 42 and the oldest man to advance to the final four at any major since Jimmy Connors at the 1991 U.S. Open at age 39.

Federer, the No. 2 seed and defending champion, has now beaten Berdych for the 20th time in his career. He hasn't lost to the Czech veteran since Dubai in 2013.

Federer, who hasn't dropped a set yet in the tournament, next faces South Korea's Hyeon Chung for a spot in the final.

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