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Federer advances to Australian Open semis

Updated: January 23, 2013, 7:22 AM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Roger Federer has beaten No. 7-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3 to reach the Australian Open semifinals for a 10th consecutive year.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion will next play U.S. Open winner Andy Murray, who advanced in straight sets earlier Wednesday over unseeded Jeremy Chardy of France.

The 31-year-old Swiss star hadn't dropped a service game in his first four rounds, but Tsonga ended that streak by breaking him the sixth game.

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