In the Open championship of Australia on tennis decided the participants of the semi-final stage.
The reigning Australian Open Roger Federer on the way to the 14th semi-final in Melbourne did not lose a single set. In the quarterfinals of the Swiss coped with the former fourth-ranked Tomas Berdych.
The main problems in the match Federer appeared in the first set, which Berdych was leading 5:2. In the ninth game, the Czech was unable to sue the party, then devastatingly lost the tie-break and Federer before more serious problems did not deliver.
In the semifinals, Roger Federer will face the 58th-ranked Hyun Chan. Korea after defeating Alexander Zverev and Novak Djokovic in three parties held another sensation of the tournament – American Tennis Sandgren.
Women in the top half of the tournament the semi-finals got operating first racket of the world Simona Halep and former leader of the WTA rankings, Angelique Kerber. Both players in the current season is not yet lost.
The results of the matches of the 1/4 finals:
Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic, 19) – Roger Federer (Switzerland, 2) – 6:7, 3:6, 4:6
Tennis Sandgren (USA) — Hyeon Chung (South Korea) – 4:6, 6:7, 3:6
Simona Halep (Romania, 1) – Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic, 6) – 6:4, 6:1
Angelique Kerber (Germany, 21) Madison keys (USA, 17) – 6:1, 6:2