Fed express rolls Raonic

Written By Unknown on Senin, 21 Januari 2013 | 23.40

Juggernaut rolls on ... Roger Federer dismantles Milos Raonic. Source: Paul Crock / AAP

It was everything everyone's come to expect from Roger Federer - relentless, error-free tennis to bemuse, break down and eventually beat another Grand Slam opponent.

Big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic found himself kicked to the Australian Open fourth round kerb by Federer despite doing little wrong on Monday night.

Australian Open: Mens Singles

Round 4, 21/01/13

Rao (13) 4 6 2
Fed (2) 6 7 6

But the barest of openings offered by the 13th seed were enough for Federer to pierce his defences, and win 6-4 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 to book a quarter-final showdown with Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

How a match which barely moved off serve became the Swiss master's in straight sets in under two hours was classic Federer.

Raonic's serve faltered just once in a 10-game opening set - in the last game as Federer increased the pressure exponentially, then took full advantage of his only set point.

In the second set, the Canadian then held his nerve and his serve through to roll into a tie-break.

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The early signs were good, until the No.2 seed uncorked a couple of huge winners to take an advantage, then whipped in a superb forehand winner backed by a guttural roar to seal it.

Raonic's spirit was broken along with his serve in the opening game of the third set, and Federer backed the truck over him again for a second service break soon after.

The highlight of the set - and perhaps of the match - was Federer's deft drop shot return on Raonic's serve which fell dead just over the net cord in the fifth game.

Federer's match against Tsonga will be his 35th consecutive appearance in a Grand Slam quarter-final.

Federer was particularly thrilled with his opening to the third set and his ability to deal with Raonic's huge serve - clocked at one point at more than 230km/h.

"You try to anticipate it a little bit, try to get a feel for it,'' Federer said.

"I'm so happy with the way I played.''

The 31-year-old also did not face a single break point on his own serve, and produced just 12 unforced errors in the match.

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