Federer stops Roddick

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Roger Federer has put on another masterful performance at Australian Open 2009, breezing past American Andy Roddick 6-2 7-5 7-5 to progress to his fourth final in six years at Melbourne Park.

Federer said he had no preference for who he faced on Sunday night, saying there were positives in playing either Spaniard.

“I’d like to play Fernando because he’s never played a Grand Slam final before. I have an edge there,” he said.

“Playing Rafa is obviously, you know, more exciting because of the history we have playing in so many Grand Slam finals. [With] him being the best player in the world at the moment, it would make it a very intriguing match.”

In the final, Federer will play the winner of Friday night’s semifinal between world No. 1 Rafael Nadal and Fernando Verdasco

Quick facts
Federer served 16 aces to Roddick’s eight, and had no double faults while landing his first serve at 66 per cent
The Swiss hit 51 winners to Roddick’s 38, and had 15 unforced errors to Roddick’s 18
Federer converted four of his 13 break point chances, while Roddick was 0-for-3 on break point opportunities

012909 thursday /info-photo via Australian Open / Getty Images

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