World number two Roger Federer advanced to his 10th consecutive Australian Open semifinal on Wednesday after eliminating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France in the quarterfinals. The Swiss star has been in the semifinal or better at the Melbourne Park since 2004.
“So I’m very happy. It was a good match. I enjoyed it. Could have been four (sets), could have been three. I could have lost it. So at the end, I’m just happy I won in five,” Federer said.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion admitted that he was glad to have scraped his way through to the next round considering that he played against a formidable opponent.
“It was a tough match from the start really. A lot of ups and downs on both sides obviously. I mean, more good ones than bad ones, because ups and downs you can see the negative way, too. But I thought we always played well to get back into the match,” he said.
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