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Federer demolishes Roddick to reach Melbourne final
Thu, Jan 29, 2009
Reuters

MELBOURNE - Roger Federer advanced to the final of the Australian Open with a 6-2 7-5 7-5 demolition of Andy Roddick on Thursday.

The 27-year-old Federer extended his head-to-head record to 16-2 against Roddick and will now be aiming to equal Pete Sampras's record of 14 grand slam titles on Sunday.

Federer, who beat the American at the same stage in the 2007 tournament before going on to lift the title, will play either world number one Rafa Nadal or Fernando Verdasco in the final.

The Spanish pair play their semi-final on Friday.

 
 
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