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Federer, Murray cool as a cucumber

Updated: January 30, 2010, 7:58 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Roger Federer respects Andy Murray, and it's easy to see why. In their 10 meetings, he's lost six times.

Don't confuse respect with fondness.

Following Federer's all-too-easy semifinal win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the Australian Open, the 15-time Grand Slam champion dished out a slew of verbal volleys. The kind of volleys he'd avoid if Rafael Nadal, for instance, was waiting Sunday evening in Melbourne rather than Murray.

Two years after Federer ...

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