It will be the battle of the Swiss backhands as Federer and Wawrinka meet in the Semi Finals of the Australian open as Roger Federer beats Mischa Zverev in 92 minutes.The 35-year-old reached the last four in Melbourne for a 13th time with a 6-1 7-5 6-2 win over Zverev, who upset world number one Andy Murray on Sunday.
Federer, seeded 17th as he seeks an 18th Grand Slam title, faces compatriot Stan Wawrinka in the last four.
Fourth seed Wawrinka beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 6-2.
The four-time champion leads their H2H 18-3.
Zverev played an incredible tournament, great win against Isner and backed it up by beating Andy. I was so happy for him, he’s gone through some tough times and it’s great to see guys like that back on the court. Unfortunately not so many serve and volleyers anymore, but it makes for nice points. Lots of passing shots and forehand winners, and very athletic. It’s great to watch. The courts have become slower and I had to adapt to my style, but conditions here are quicker and I hope Zverev inspires players to do what he’s done in the future.Roger Federer after winning Zverev.