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Roger Federer vs Mischa Zverev Australian Open Quarterfinals Live Score and Match Updates

Federer beats Mischa Zverev 6-1, 7-5, 6-2
Updated: 24 January 2017 15:29 IST - Published: 24 January 2017 07:17 IST
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Roger Federer beats Mischa Zverev 6-1, 7-5, 6-2 in straight sets.
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Forehand winner to finish.

Game, set and match Roger Federer.
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Zverev makes a mighty effort to challenge Federer and takes it to break point.

Federer follows that up with an ace to take it to deuce.
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What a time for an ace. Federer serves for the match. And brings a speedy forehand out.
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And after an arudously long game, Federer FINALLY breaks! He leads 5-2 in the third and is serving for the match.
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It's the ninth deuce here. Number nine... number nine... John Lennon would be proud. 
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Roger Federer's at full stretch here - and Mischa Zverev comes to the net. It's at deuce again.....
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Forehand winner, winner, champions' dinner? After some serious back-and-forth, Federer creates another break opportunity.
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How impressive/scary is Roger Federer's lob? We bet Mischa Zverev will attest to that....
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Federer gets the first break of the third set! 
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And that ball looked like it was going OUT .....but just when he thought it was out, he pulled it back in!
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What a rally! You have to applaud Mischa Zverev right there for his attacking tennis today and he engages Federer for quite a while.
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What a shot! He's not known as the greatest for nothing .
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Federer's shots are pacey, something Zverev's lack. But he's more than making up for it with some big strong serves here and Federer's committing a few errors...
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And SHOT! Federer runs to the net and ends it with a forehand volley. And a shot that's in by an absolute milimetre gets him the point - and he finishes that off to take the second set! 

Federer now leads two sets to love.
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And there's an error from Zverev - his first one in the set. Federer sends a speedy ace across the court and that's done! 
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Both players are at the net and on the attack! 
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And an ACE down the line from Zverev gives him the lead, albeit on serve. Inspired tennis! 
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That was a classic tennis rally and a half. Zverev is matching Federer on athleticism here and then some, and playing some vintage Federer-type shots in the process. Tennis fans win.
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Couple of passing shots from both players and they're locked in a good rally. There's a forehand lob from Zverev that goes past Federer, but the Swiss is in no mood to let breaks march up on him. He breaks back.
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BREAK POINT for Zverev!! This net approach is really helping Mischa Zverev, and it gives him the break of serve in the second.
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As predicted, Mischa Zverev is running to the net. It's helping him score points here, but no breaks of serve just yet...
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Mischa Zverev holds his first service game in the second. He'll want to redeem himself now and this is a good time to do it. Federer rushes the net and Zverev can't respond fast enough. He sends it wildly into the air - but manages a service hold. 


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19 minutes. That's what it took for Federer to polish off set 1.
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Roger Federer has two set points. Hits an ace. Advantage Federer. Zverev thwacks that one quickly to the net - and Federer spins backwards, hits that, and it's a backwards...backhanded winner? 
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And finally, a service hold with a lofty forehand winner from Mischa Zverev! Federer leads 5-1 and now will serve for the set.
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We're 12 minutes into this match and Roger Federer's leading 5-0.
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Double break! Federer runs to the net and Zverev doesn't know what's hit him. Ends it with a drop volley to take a 4-0 lead.
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Forehand! Federer goes up 3-0 now.
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And there's Federer with the early break of serve! He leads 2-0 but Zverev is looking for a fight back! 
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It's nice and bright outside.. no worries about any potential rain for now! 
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And she said yes! That's lucky ;)
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Roger Federer is on court... but a fan has just proposed to his girlfriend in the stands! 
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Stan Wawrinka to Jim Courier: "Yeah I'm glad to see you, when I see you I win a match."
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He also is the 12th active player to chalk up 250 ATP hard-court wins.
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Wawrinka will either play close friend Roger Federer or Germany's Mischa Zverev in the semi-finals.
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Tsonga did much to mount a bit of a fight in the second set, but looked low on motivation today, and it appears that altercation didn't help much.
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This is Wawrinka's third straight Grand Slam semi-final. He looked by far the more consistent player today, and did well to hold his nerve.
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Game, set, match Stan Wawrinka, 7-6, 6-4, 6-3.
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And it's done.
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 Tsonga sends it long. 40-0 Stan Wawrinka.

Match point.
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And he holds on as a challenge by Wawrinka is unfruitful. But now Wawrinka is serving for the match - and there's that temple-point!
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A great backhand winner from Tsonga and he's still surviving here. But crucial errors are costing him here and Wawrinka's placement and that single-handed backhand are both in great form.
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A  drop volley from Stan Wawrinka followed up with an unforced error from Tsonga - and that was the Frenchman's last attempt to stay in this match, we think. Wawrinka is now firmly in control of this.
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Finally, Tsonga has raced to a break! He's only won one of his 5 break point chances though, while the Swiss has won all 3 of his.
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And he's committed 35 unforced errors so far. The count is mounting here a bit..
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Two chances, now, for Tsonga to stay in this match. 
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This seems to be a lost cause now for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. There's an attempt at some good volleys but they remain half-hearted, or so it seems.