Australian Open 2014: Andy Murray v Roger Federer – LIVE! - Live coverage - The Independent

Australian Open 2014: Andy Murray v Roger Federer – LIVE!

BY JAMES ORR

by Simon Rice (Online Sports...


Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of this Australian Open quarter-final between Andy Murray and his old adversary, Roger Federer. In head-to-head meetings between the pair Murray leads 11-9.

  • Andy Murray 3-6 4-6 6-6 (6-6) Roger Federer
    Big point from Federer  breaks Murray and takes it to 4-2 in the tie-break. He clenches his fist in celebration. But Murray battles back to 6-6, this time Federer is wide on his first match point. What a finale at the Rod Laver Arena.
    1/22/2014 10:58:34 AM
  • Andy Murray 3-6 4-6 7-6 (8-6) Roger Federer
    MURRAY TAKES THE THIRD SET
    Inch perfect from Murray, what was that tie-break statistic between the pair again? Murray takes the set. Just when it looks to be all over, he plays some fantastic shots. What a fightback from Murray!
    1/22/2014 11:01:28 AM
  • *Andy Murray 3-6 4-6 7-6 0-1 Roger Federer
    Murray misses a forehand and grimaces in pain. What a grueling contest it has been, summed up in this marathon of a game, which has lasted nearly 20 minutes. Both men take turns to lose advantage. Tiredness creeping in. Big, big game when it finally reaches an end.
    1/22/2014 11:25:05 AM
  • Andy Murray 3-6 4-6 7-6 1-1 Roger Federer*
    Tremendous tennis. Constantly saving break points, Murray finally seals this outstanding game after 20 minutes of action. Nearly three hours on the court now. Both players are being pushed to the limit.
    1/22/2014 11:28:51 AM
  • *Andy Murray 3-6 4-6 7-6 1-2 Roger Federer
    But Federer pulls that game back in quick fashion. Both players moving gingerly. Another massive service game approaches for Murray...
    1/22/2014 11:32:17 AM
  • Andy Murray 3-6 4-6 7-6 2-2 Roger Federer*
    Murray holds his serve to see out the game. One has to wonder what that marathon second game of the third set has taken out of both players?
    1/22/2014 11:36:32 AM
  • *Andy Murray 3-6 4-6 7-6 2-3 Roger Federer
    Another quick service response from Federer, just when Murray looks like he is beginning to dictate proceedings the Swiss pulls it out of the bag. Opportune time to break Murray looms.
    1/22/2014 11:38:23 AM
  • Andy Murray 3-6 4-6 7-6 3-3 Roger Federer*
    Murray's service getting stronger as the match wears on, averaging 160kph in that game. More grimacing on Murray's face though, which has been zoomed in on the big screens around the Rod Laver Arena after every point, but he keeps on fighting. This is the biggest test for his troubled back, which he had surgery on late last year.
    1/22/2014 11:46:26 AM
  • *Andy Murray 3-6 4-6 7-6 3-4 Roger Federer
    It started to look like another rapid service hold from Federer, but Murray recovered, taking it to 40-30 before Federer saw out the game. While both men are tiring, Murray also looks to be battling through the pain barrier and has lost some of his mobility.
    1/22/2014 11:52:31 AM
  • Andy Murray 3-6 4-6 7-6 3-5 Roger Federer*
    Three break points from Federer, but a serve of 204kph brings Murray back into the game. A battle at the net then sees Federer outfox his opponent and apply a deft flick to break. FEDERER WILL NOW SERVE FOR THE MATCH!
    1/22/2014 11:55:33 AM
  • Andy Murray 3-6 4-6 7-6 3-6 Roger Federer
    FEDERER WINS THE MATCH IN FOUR SETS AND REACHES THE SEMI-FINAL
    Federer tees up his serve on match point...aces...and it's all over. A truly absorbing contest between two greats of the sport. Credit to Murray for his fightback against an opponent who looked as sharp as he did eight years ago. A phenomenal range of shots, he adapted to every test and another challenge against one of his old foes, Rafael Nadal, awaits on Friday. 
    1/22/2014 12:01:55 PM
  • That completes our coverage, so CLICK HERE to read Paul Newman's report, straight from the Rod Laver Arena.
    1/22/2014 12:26:49 PM
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