Federer, Djokovic reach quarters of Australian OpenBy ANI
Sunday, January 23, 2011
MELBOURNE - Roger Federer on Sunday equalled Jimmy Connors’ Grand Slam record of 27 consecutive quarter-final appearances as he overcame Tommy Robredo in four sets at the Australian Open.
Federer took two hour and 25 minutes to beat the unseeded Spaniard 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 at Melbourne Park.
The last time the Swiss great missed out on a Grand Slam quarter-final was at the 2004 French Open when he was knocked out in the third round.
Federer will now face either Stanislas Wawrinka or Andy Roddick in the last eight.
Third seed Novak Djokovic, advanced with a hugely impressive win against Nicolas Almagro.
The 2008 champion withstood everything the big-hitting Spaniard could throw at him before sprinting through the third set to complete a 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 victory, the Guardian reports.
Djokovic will now play Tomas Berdych, who crushed Spain’s Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 in his fourth-round match. (ANI)