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19mGreg Garber

Roger Federer's latest renaissance his most surprising

Honestly, if we were to predict how Roger Federer would fare at this year's Australian Open, not even he would have said a run to the final four was in his future. But here he is.

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7mMatt Wilansky

Federer forges all-Swiss semi against Wawrinka

Roger Federer has advanced to the Australian Open semifinals for the 13th time where he will face Swiss countryman Stan Wawrinka. Both advanced with straight-set victories on Tuesday.

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3hGreg Garber

Roddick, Clijsters to be enshrined in tennis HOF

Andy Roddick, Kim Clijsters and Monique Kalkman-van den Bosch will be enshrined in the International Tennis Hall of Fame on July 22 in Newport, Rhode Island.

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1hPA Sport

Murray set to miss Davis Cup tie

Andy Murray is set to miss Great Britain's Davis Cup clash with Canada after opting out of the initial four-man team.

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Nadal: Fight for everything (1:34)
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1dGreg Garber

Serena, Venus and the retro reverb at Melbourne Park

Let's just call it was it is: a back-to-the-future wave of nostalgia with Serena and Venus, and Rafa and Roger on a collision course to meet in the Australian Open finale.

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Can Serena be rattled? (2:55)
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Kontinen gets hit in the head by his partner at Australian Open (0:16)
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Zverev stunned he beat Murray (1:42)
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Coco's got pop (0:56)
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Bahrami jokes around with McEnroe (0:48)
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No worries, it's the happy slam (0:32)
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Cahill: Future bright for Aussie men (1:14)
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4dPeter Bodo

What is slowing down Ivo Karlovic?

The 37-year-old's results and number of aces (75 in the first round) would strongly suggest that nothing is slowing Dr. Ivo down. Not even his age.

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Istomin: 'I feel sorry for Novak, I was playing so good today' (1:39)
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5dPeter Bodo

Do Grand Slam wild cards reward mediocrity?

Grand Slam wild cards were introduced with the best of intentions. But the truth is that their entry into these events is taking opportunities away from more deserving players.

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Jenni Rutherford ESPN 

Behind the scenes an Aussie has come to Johanna Konta's rescue supplying her with spare black gut to string her racquets for tomorrow's quarterfinal against Serena Williams. If he goes much further with Sam Stosur in the mixed doubles he might need it himself.

Johnette Howard ESPN Staff Writer 

Stan Wawrinka on his coming Australian Open semifinal matchup against Roger Federer: "for sure now I'm more confident with myself. When I step on the court, doesn't matter who I play, I know what I have to do if I want to win. Against Roger, it's always special because he's so good. He's the best player of all time. He has answer for everything. But I managed to beat him in a Grand Slam, so we'll see." #ausopen

Johnette Howard ESPN Staff Writer 

The comeback continues for Roger Federer, who moved into his 13th Australian Open semi in the last 14 years with a masterful 6-1, 7-5, 6-2 win over unseeded Mischa Zverev. Federer's resounding comeback from a six-month layoff to mend from a knee injury has been terrific. He's 35 but moving around and making shots like he did in his heyday. He faces good friend and Swiss countryman Stan Wawrinka next. It will be his toughest match so far.

Johnette Howard ESPN Staff Writer 

Roger Federer has seen Mischa Zverev gain confidence as their quarterfinal at the Australian Open has gone along, but Federer still eked out the second set too, 7-5. Zverev, as expected, has served and volleyed throughout -- a rarity in the game today but a tactic possible on these fast courts. Federer has had to try more passing shots in this match that he normally might attempt in five other matches. At times he's also beat Zverev to the net first.

Johnette Howard ESPN Staff Writer 

A ray of hope: Mischa Zverev, with help from a net-cord winner, breaks Roger Federer to inch ahead 2-1 in the second set of their Australian Open QF. Federer blitzed to a first-set win in just 19 minutes.

Johnette Howard ESPN Staff Writer 

As if Roger Federer doesn't have enough going for him, he wins challenges on errant line calls too. Maybe you really can have it all. #ausopen

Johnette Howard ESPN Staff Writer 

Roger Federer closes out first set against underdog Mischa Zverev in 19 minutes, 6-1. Last point was this volley he flicked over his shoulder.

Johnette Howard ESPN Staff Writer 

Fans with shirts that read 'R F' and Swiss flags painted on their faces make their way to Roger Federer's quarterfinal against unseeded Mischa Zverev, who upset top-ranked Andy Murray a round earlier. Some folks walking around the corridors at Rod Laver Arena claimed tickets for tonight's match were selling for $600-$700, or as much as two to three times face value. #ausopen