Federer show rolls into fourth round at Open

09:32, Jan 18 2014
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Phoenix players are distraught after Brisbane Roar scored a late winner.
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Carlos Hernandez (left) avoids a high foot from Roar player Jack Hingert.
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Fans show their support for the Wellington Phoenix at the opening game of the season.
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Steyn Huysegems celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the season for Wellington Phoenix.
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Carlos Hernandez (right) competes with Mateo Poljak of the Western Sydney Wanderers for the ball.
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Wellington Phoenix players celebrate after Jeremy Brockie scored the equalising goal against Western Sydney Wanderers.
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Jeremy Brockie celebrates after scoring the equalising goal against Western Sydney Wanderers.
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Manny Muscat (right) of the Phoenix appeals to the referee after a heavy clash with Aaron Mooy of the Wanderers.
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Phoenix fans were out in force at the home game away from home in Napier.
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Manny Muscat is tackled by Josh Brillante of the Newcastle Jets.
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Jeremy Brockie breaks away from Andrew Hoole.
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Ben Sigmund and Ruben Zadkovich compete for the ball.
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James Troisi of the Victory gets past Andrew Durante in Melbourne.
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Carlos Hernandez kicks a corner for the Phoenix against Melbourne Victory at Etihad Stadium.
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Louis Fenton of the Phoenix and Archie Thompson of the Victory contest for the ball.
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Reece Caira encounters a feathered opponent at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.
Jeremy Brockie
Jeremy Brockie plays the ball on a side-foot volley.
Carlos Hernandez and Jeremy Brockie
Carlos Hernandez and Jeremy Brockie try to convince referee Alan Millier.
Vince Lia
Phoenix midfielder Vince Lia gets mocked by Perth's Steve Pantelides and Jacob Burns.
Wellington Phoenix mascot
The Wellington Phoenix interacts with young fans in Christchurch.
Wellington Phoenix fans
Wellington Phoenix fans watch on as the Perth Glory attack.
Ben Sigmund
Ben Sigmund (right) battles with Michael Thwaite as they await a cross.
Andrew Durante
Andrew Durante competes for the ball with Perth's Ryan Edwards.
Stein Huysegems
Stein Huysegems (centre) celebrates his 36th minute goal with team-mates.
Paul Ifill
Paul Ifill takes out the legs of Steven McGarry.
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Carlos Hernandez (centre) celebrates his goal with Steyn Huysegems (left) and Jeremy Brockie.
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Albert Riera (left) receives a yellow card from referee Shaun Evans.
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The Brisbane Roar celebrate after Ivan Franjic (left) scored the winning goal against the Wellington Phoenix.
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Liam Miller of the Roar and Kenny Cunningham of the Phoenix compete for the ball.
Stein Huysegems
Stein Huysegems celebrates with Tyler Boyd after his 75th minute match-winning goal against the Heart.
Stein Huysegems
Stein Huysegems is sandwiched by Leo Bertos and Tyler Boyd after his goal.
Louis Fenton
Louis Fenton leaps to head the ball away as Albert Riera watches.
Albert Riera
Albert Riera slides in but misses the tackle on Michael Mifsud.
Ben Sigmund
Ben Sigmund leaps over Michael Mifsud to head the ball away.
Andrew Durante
Andrew Durante is shown a yellow card by referee Strebre Delovski.
Wellington Phoenix in 2013/14
Nikolai Topor-Stanley of the Wanderers competes with Jeremy Brockie of the Phoenix during the round 13 A-League match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Wellington Phoenix at Parramatta Stadium.
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Wellington Phoenix players huddle after the round 13 A-League match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Wellington Phoenix at Parramatta Stadium.
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Andrew Durante of the Phoenix huddles with his team-mates after the round 13 A-League match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Wellington Phoenix at Parramatta Stadium.
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Kenny Cunningham of the Phoenix controls the ball during the round 13 A-League match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Wellington Phoenix at Parramatta Stadium.
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Manny Muscat (left) and Stein Huysegems celebrate after the win over Melbourne Victory.
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Stein Huysegems is congratulated by his team mates after scoring against Melbourne Victory.
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Kenny Cunningham looks skyward after scoring against the Mlebourne Victory.
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Jesse Makarounas of the Victory and Albert Riera of the Phoenix compete for the ball.
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Goalkeeper Michael Theo of the Roar clears the ball the the Phoenix on the attack in Brisbane.
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Devante Clut of the Roar competes for the ball with Albert Riera.
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Carlos Hernandex of the Phoenix, right, is tackled by Tarek Elrich of Adelaide.
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Young Wellington Phoenix fans enjoying the day out at Eden Park.
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Emmanuel Muscat and Andrew Durante shake hands at the end of the Phonenix's victory over Adelaide.
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Ernie Merrick thanks the fans after the Phoenix's win over Adelaide at Eden Park.
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Ben Sigmund in action for the Phoenix against the Jets in Newcastle.
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Emmanuel Muscat of the Phoenix falls to the ground in Newcastle.
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Stein Huysegems of the Phoenix feels the heat of the Newcastle sun.
Jeremy Brockie
Jeremy Brockie rushes to celebrate his goal with Stein Huysegems (right) and Reece Caira.
Glen Moss
Phoenix keeper Glen Moss makes a save off the line against Central Coast.
Glen Moss
Phoenix keeper Glen Moss had a rough outing against the Melbourne Heart.
Stein Huysegems
Striker Stein Huysegems carries the ball forward into the Heart of Melbourne's defence.
Manny Muscat
Manny Muscat roars with delight after a Wellington Phoenix goal in Gosford.
Wellington Phoenix
The Wellington Phoenix wall protects themselves before a free-kick.
Wellington Phoenix
The Wellington Phoenix wall remains resolute against the Heart.
Kenny Cunningham
Kenny Cunningham celebrates his goal against the Mariners.
Alan Milliner
Referee Alan Milliner warns Phoenix striker Kenny Cunningham.
Wellington Stadium
Still plenty of empty yellow seats were around as the Wellington Phoenix drew one of their best home crowds against the Heart.
Michael Boxall
Phoenix defender Michael Boxall challenges Adelaide's Awer Mabil for the ball at Cooper's Stadium.
Ben Sigmund
Ben Sigmund is talked to by referee Lucien Laverdure during the Phoenix's loss in Adelaide.
Manny Muscat
Manny Muscat turns and chases a through-ball by Adelaide.
Glen Moss
Phoenix keeper Glen Moss checks on the health of Adelaide striker Jeronimo Neumann.
Wellington Phoenix in 2013/14
Wellington Phoenix's Kenny Cunningham gets the ball under control against Perth Glory at Westpac Stadium.
Wellington Phoenix in 2013/14
Wellington Phoenix's Roy Krishna on the attack against Perth Glory.
Wellington Phoenix in 2013/14
Phoenix fans react to a near miss for their team against Perth Glory.
Wellington Phoenix in 2013/14
Vince Lia of the Phoenix beats the defence of Chris Harold of the Glory.
Ben Sigmund
Ben Sigmund is shown a red card by referee Ben Williams against the Melbourne Heart after his second bookable offence.
Ben Sigmund
Ben Sigmund challenges Harry Kewell for the ball, which lead to his second yellow card.
Manny Muscat
Manny Muscat turns and chases the Melbourne Heart's Iain Ramsey.
Manny Muscat
Phoenix players appeal for leniency as referee Ben Williams flashes another yellow card.
Wellington Phoenix in 2013/14
Wellington Phoenix players huddle together before their clash with Adelaide United at Westpac Stadium.
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Phoenix player Tyler Boyd goes down under a challenge from Adelaide's Bruce Djite.
Wellington Phoenix in 2013/14
Ben Sigmund of the Phoenix, right, and Michael Zullo of Adelaide clash for the ball.
Wellington Phoenix in 2013/14
Shaun Timmins of the Phoenix gets a yellow card after a poor tackle on Adelaide's Marcelo Carrusca.

Roger Federer has reached the fourth round of the Australian Open for the 13th straight year with a performance that suggested the sixth seed is far from a spent force.

Federer beat Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia 6-2 6-3 6-3, setting up a round-of-16 clash with either Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or Gilles Simon.

The one-time king of the game who held the top spot in world rankings for longer than any other player, Federer has won a record 17 grand slam finals.

But he hasn't claimed a major in his past five attempts and is keener than ever to collect one more.

"It's been a while, but I'm happy with how I'm playing, how I'm feeling," Federer said.

His defeat of Gabashvili was Federer's 71st at the Australian Open, just one of the dozens of records established by the Swiss champion.

Federer came to this year's Open after a season hampered by a back injury and with a new racquet.

After his third-round win, he declared the back to be healed and the racquet behaving.

"I'm just happy to be waking up in the morning and not feeling like an old man," he said.

"I have confidence in my movement and confidence in my body."

Also into the fourth round is 119th-ranked Frenchman Stephane Robert, who came through a battle of the lucky losers to record the biggest win in his 12 years on the circuit.

Robert beat Slovakia's Martin Klizan 6-0 7-6 (7-2) 6-4.

Both players were beaten in the Open qualifying tournament but made the field as lucky losers when other players withdrew with injuries.

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VENUS WILLIAMS: bowed out early in the first round.
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EKATERINA MAKAROVA: celebrates her surprise win over Venus Williams.
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DAVID FERRER: won through to the second round.
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NOVAK DJOKOVIC: got a first round win over Lukas Lacko.
Novak Djokovic
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Shirt changes likely common at this year's Australian Open.
Serena Williams
SERENA WILLIAMS: overpowered Ashleigh Barty in the first round.
Marcos Baghdatis
MARCOS BAGHDATIS: shows flexibility's important for a pro tennis player.
Yanina Wickmayer
YANINA WICKMAYER: beat Dinah Pfizenmaier in the first round.
Sabine Lisicki
SABINE LISICKI: had a straightforward 6-2 6-1 win over Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in the first round.
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CAROLINE WOZNIACKI: celebrates winning her first round match against Lourdes Dominguez Lino.
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HARD IN THE HEAT: An official attends to a ball boy who collapsed during the men's singles match between Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain and Milos Raonic.
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MILOS RAONIC: serves on an outside court with the Melbourne city skyline in the background.
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ANDY MURRAY: had a comprehensive win in his first round match against Japan Go Soeda.
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MARINA ERAKOVIC: hits a forehand during her first round match with Sorana Cirstea.
Serena Williams gallery
SERENA WILLIAMS: untroubled in the second round match.
Novak Djokovic gallery
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: hits a forehand during his second round match with Leonardo Mayer.
Roger Federer
ROGER FEDERER: reaches to hit a return to Blaz Kavcic.
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RAFAEL NADAL: fires down a serve to Thanasi Kokkinakis.
Andy Murray
ANDY MURRAY: trailing 5-1 in the third set, Murray wins 23 straight points to close out a straight sets victory over Vincent Millot.
Victoria Azarenka
VICTORIA AZARENKA'S: personalised shoes during her match against Czech Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.
Australian Fanatics
'FANATICS':cheer during Nick Kyrgios' match against Benoit Paire.
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Maria Sharapova hits a backhand during her third round match against Alize Cornet.
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Roger Federer has won through to the last 16 of the Australian Open in straight sets.
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Li Na in quarterfinal action against Flavia Pennetta.
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Eugenie Bouchard of Canada celebrates defeating Ana Ivanovic in the quarterfinals.
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Agnieszka Radwanska is through to the Australian Open semifinals.
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Agnieszka Radwanska, left, shakes hands with Victoria Azarenka after their quarterfinal.
2014 Australian Open gallery
Grigor Dimitrov, left, and Rafael Nadal speak at the net after their epic last-eight clash.
Roger Federer
Roger Federer reacts after match point against Andy Murray.
Li Na gallery
Li Na celebrates her semifinal win over Eugenie Bouchard.
Rafa Nadal
Rafa Nadal crushed Roger Federer in straight sets, and will play Stanislas Wawrinka for his 14th grand slam title in the Australian Open final.
Roger Federer
Roger Federer heads to the Australian Open exit.
Li Na
THIRD TIME LUCKY: Li Na kisses the Daphne Akhurst trophy after defeating Dominika Cibulkova in the Australian Open final.
Li Na and Dominika Cibulkova
Runner-up Dominika Cibulkova and champion Li Na during the trophy presentation.
Dominika Cibulkova
Dominika Cibulkova pumps her fist after winning a point in the Australian Open final.
Li Na
Li Na stretches for a two-handed volley in the women's final.
Rafa Nadal
Rafa Nadal receives treatment on his injured back during the men's singles final.
Stanislas Wawrinka
Stanislas Wawrinka reaches for a forehand during the men's singles final.
Stanislas Wawrinka
Stanislas Wawrinka kisses the Australian Open trophy after his first grand slam victory.
Stanislas Wawrinka
Stanislas Wawrinka sits with the Australian Open trophy at the post-final press conference.

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