Roger Federer. Photo: Reuters
Swiss Roger Federer defeated Czech Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open and now will play against Korean Jong Hyun.
This semi-final will be 36-year-old athlete 14th at the Open championship of Australia. According to this indicator in the Open era, it is compared with American Jimmy Connors.
Federer became the oldest player in the 1/2 final of the tournament “Grand slam” after Connors, who at the age of 38, played in the US Open semifinals in 1991.
It is noted that the semi-finals will be for the Swiss 43rd on all tournaments of “Grand slam”, but he will first play with an opponent that has not yet reached this round in his career.
Federer never lost a set at this Australian Open. He is also the last player, who in 2007 won the tournament without a single loss in the sets, informs SE.