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Federer steams ahead in Australian Open

Roger Federer has made it through to the fourth round of the Australian Open after a straight-sets win over Marat Safin.

Federer won by 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (5) in the match on Friday at the Rod Laver Arena.

The match was dominated by Federer who went on to take the lead in a third-set tiebreak after Safin was called for a foot fault.

Safin confirmed on Friday that the tournament was his last Australian Open, adding that Federer always played very well, "especially at the important moments".

The Swiss world number two is trying to win a 14th Grand Slam singles title.

He is next up against Tomas Berdych in the tournament. The Czech player knocked Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka out on Friday, beating him by 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-4.

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