Roger Federer reminded everyone of his world-class ability as he disposed of Juan Martin Del Potro with the loss of only three games in their men’s quarterfinal at Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday 6-3 6-0 6-0 in 80 minutes.
Federer has now set up a semifinal clash with American Andy Roddick – a player he has beaten 11 times out of their last 12 meetings, including the semifinals here two years ago.
Federer served at 70 per cent, and served 12 aces and no double faults
Federer had just nine unforced errors; Del Potro had 24
The Swiss won 32 of his 37 points when he landed his first serve
Federer had 38 winners to Del Potro’s eight
The No.2 seed won 21 of the 25 points when he came to the net
The final set lasted just 19 minutes
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