Federer storms past Murray to progress in Australian Open

Yesterday, we wrote about the greatness of Ronnie O’Sullivan in snooker and today, another of sport’s all-time legends Roger Federer gave a masterclass in his sport to defeat Britain’s Andy Murray in the quarter-final of the Australian Open.

Finishing the match in four sets, Federer rolled back the years to play some of his best tennis and defeat Murray who had been in impressive form in the tournament.

A year and a half after Federer won his last Grand Slam at Wimbledon in 2012, some believed his best days were behind him but the 32-year-old has shown incredible motivation and dedication to continue at the very top level. The Swiss star is looking to add to his collection of 17 Grand Slams, including four Australian Open victories, but faces a tough semi-final clash with Rafael Nadal.

Murray should be pleased with his performance over the last week and a half, making a strong return at his first tournament back after a long injury. In an era of incredible sporting talents, many believe Federer is the greatest player to ever pick up a racquet and his achievements are truly inspirational.

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