Roger Federer said he'll never dress like Rafael Nadal - here's why

Australian Open final champion Roger Federer

World No. 2 Roger Federer is just two victories away from winning a record Grand Slam title No. 20.

A momentary loss of Roger Federer's trademark cool enlivened an otherwise routine victory by the defending champion over Tomas Berdych as the Swiss player moved into the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Wednesday.

In advancing to the last two with a 6-2 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 win over Great Britain's Kyle Edmund on Thursday night, Cilic became the first Croatian to make an Australian Open decider - male or female.

Going into the match with Chung, Federer had won six of his 13 semifinals at Melbourne Park.

So what would grand slam title number 20 mean?

"In the last game many things came together", Chung said.

Chung ranked No. 58 before the tournament began, will see his ranking rise to 29 next week. The 21-year-old South Korean first burst into the spotlight last November when he defeated Russia's rising star Andrey Rublev to clinch the inaugural Next Generation ATP Finals. His tournament could also be over on Friday, when he faces 19-time Grand Slam victor Roger Federer. Top 10 for sure. He's come a long way because he had some injury issues a couple years back.

Calvert has also found a tendency Cilic has when facing Federer's serve that led him to recommend a bet about the length of the first set. I just hope I'm going to have a good start to the match.

"The question is with that kind of a game, you just got to take care of your body, also the schedule", Federer said.


Federer struck early, putting a dent in Chung's composure with a string of shots that had him twisting on the spot.

"I can see why he beat Novak (Djokovic) and Sasha (Zverev)".

He said: 'In one way, I had to experience one incredible experience in a final and one not so fantastic. To close it out, that was mighty impressive.

World No.56 Chung, the first South Korean to advance into the singles semi-finals of a Grand Slam tournament, pulled the plug after feeling pain in his left foot, reports Efe.

Nightmares loom for players dreaming of Grand Slam success if they have the misfortune of running into bespectacled bogeyman Chung Hyeon in coming years, according to his coach Neville Godwin.

He was leading 6-1, 5-2 when the 21-year-old Chung quit because of blisters on his left foot - or "blisters under blisters under blisters", according to his agent.

Commenting on her change to a more aggressive player, the 30-year old Angelique said: "I'm too old to be running for every ball so I have to change something". 'Twenty times special? I don't know what to tell you.

Now, Calvert has analyzed the Australian Open 2018 finals and locked in his picks. "Everyone has their strengths, but for Hyeon, I think it would be a nightmare to play against him because he basically "out-Djokovic-ed" Djokovic (on Monday) which is something that not that many people have been able to do".

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