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Jun 18, 2007 at 05:09am IST

Roddick, Federer face off in semis

New Delhi: Roger Federer has made it to the semi-finals of the Australian Open beating Tommy Robredo in straight sets on Tuesday.

The top seed had no trouble against his opponent from Spain, looking well in control of the match from the start. And being watched by his family for the first time obviously put no pressure on the Swiss. Federer defeated Robredo 6-3, 7-6, 7-5 to reach his 11th consecutive Grand Slam semi-final.

In another quarterfinal encounter, American Mardy Fish was unable to offer any competition to compatriot Andy Roddick.

SHOWDOWN: Roddick dominated the match from start against fellow American Mardy Fish.

Sixth-seeded Roddick dominated the match from start, giving away away just six games in the match to beat his off-court friend in straight sets 6-2, 6-2, 6-2.

Roddick, appearing in his sixth Australian Open has made it to his third semi-final and faces Roger Federer in the semi-finals.

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