Sport – Federer thrashes Tsonga to reach Open final
MELBOURNE: Swiss top seed Roger Federer thrashed French 10th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 on Friday to set up an Australian Open final Day in Pics: January 28
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against British fifth seed Andy Murray.
Federer, who was never troubled by the athletic Tsonga, advanced to his eighth successive Grand Slam final and 22nd in his career. He has won 15 of the previous 21.
The Swiss maestro never gave his French opponent a sniff, using a clever variation of deft touches, angles and change of pace as he raced past the 2008 Australian Open finalist in 88 minutes.
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