Roger Federer has defeated Milos Raonic of Canada in the fourth round of the Australian Open 2013. Federer won the match in the straight sets by 6-4, 7-6(4), 6-2. With this victory, Federer has moved into the final 8.
The Swiss Maestro took less than a couple of hours to knock his Canadian opponent out of the competition. Raonic banged a total of 19 aces in the match, but, along with that, he also committed 41 unforced errors which nullified the effect of those aces.
Both the players had a decent start in the match. In the first 9 games, there were no breakthroughs and at the end of the ninth game, Federer was ahead by 5-4.
In the 10th game, Federer started well and took a lead of 15-0, but, Raonic bounced back with an ace. Federer again got ahead by 30- 15 with a glorious backhand return. Raonic again managed to equalize with a forehand winner.
At 30-30, Raonic served a double fault and Federer got a breakpoint. The Swiss Maestro capitalized on that with another fine backhand shot and sealed the opening set.
In the second set, neither of the two players dropped his serve and the set went into the tie breaker.
In the tie breaker, there was a tough fight between the two players, but, in the end, it was Federer who managed to pull it off.
In the final set, Federer started brilliantly. He got breakthroughs in the first and the third game and was off to a lead of 4-0. Thereafter, he held his service in the sixth and the eighth game and secured his win.
In the quarterfinal match, Roger Federer will take on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France who made his way into the quarterfinals by defeating Richard Gasquet.