Australian Open Day 10 : Highlights

Defending champion Roger Federer beat Czech Tomas Berdych 7-6(1) 6-3 6-4 to advance to the Australian Open semi-finals on Wednesday

The 36-year-old Swiss player recorded his eighth win in 10 grand slam meetings against Berdych to set up a clash with South Korea’s Chung Hyeon on Friday.

The 21-year-old, who ousted six-time champion Novak Djokovic in the fourth round, continued his blazing run with a 6-4 7-6(5) 6-3 win over American Tennys Sandgren.

“I’m very excited to play Chung, I thought he played an incredible match against Novak (Djokovic),” Federer said in his on-court interview.

“Right now I couldn’t tell you how I need to play him. One thing I know is I’m going to be playing aggressive.”

Chung Hyeon became the first South Korean to reach the semi-finals of a grand slam when he beat American Tennys Sandgren 6-4 7-6(5) 6-3 in two hours and 28 minutes on Rod Laver Arena.

Top seed and world number one Simona Halep beat 6-3 6-2 Czech Karolina Pliskova to set up a semi-final date with Angelique Kerber.

Angelique Kerber stormed into the semi-finals with a win 6-1 6-2 victory over Madison Keys.

India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Hungarian partner Timea Babos advanced to the semifinals of the mixed doubles at the Australian Open on Wednesday.

Bopanna and Babos beat USA’s Abigail Spears and Colombia’s Juan Sebastian Cabal 6-4, 7-6 (5) in one hour, 15 minutes.

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