Australia Open: Roger Federer outclasses Berdych to reach semi-finals

Federer swept into his 14th Australian Open semi-final with an immaculate straight sets Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 24, 2018, 11.04 AM (IST)

Defending champion Roger Federer swept into his 14th Australian Open semi-final with an immaculate straight sets win over Tomas Berdych on Wednesday.

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Second seed Federer cruised to a 7-6 (7/1), 6-3, 6-4 win and will face unseeded South Korean Chung Hyeon in Friday`s semi-final.

The world number two saved two set points in the opening set, but never looked back as the 19-times Grand Slam champion produced some of his very best tennis to maintain his push for a sixth title in Melbourne.

The 36-year-old Swiss is playing at the peak of his powers as he sets up a semi-final with South Korea's Chung Hyeon on Friday.