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Australian Open: Roger Federer beats Mischa Zverev in quarters, to face compatriot Stan Wawrinka in semis

Australian Open: Roger Federer beats Mischa Zverev in quarters, to face compatriot Stan Wawrinka in semis

Federer will now take on compatriot Wawrinka, who defeated France's former finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets to reach his third Australian Open semi-final.

Australian Open: Stan Wawrinka beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, cruises into semi-final of grand slam

Australian Open: Stan Wawrinka beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, cruises into semi-final of grand slam

Wawrinka enters his eighth Grand Slam semi-final and will next face either Swiss legend Roger Federer or Germany`s Mischa Zverev.

Australian Open 2017, Day 7: Top seeds Andy Murray, Angelique Kerber crash out; veterans Roger Federer, Venus Williams in quarters

Australian Open 2017, Day 7: Top seeds Andy Murray, Angelique Kerber crash out; veterans Roger Federer, Venus Williams in quarters

Murray was stunned by 50th-ranked serve-and-volley specialist Zverev before Kerber tamely succumbed to Vandeweghe.

Australian Open: Roger Federer downs Kei Nishikori to reach quarters

Australian Open: Roger Federer downs Kei Nishikori to reach quarters

Federer will now play Andy Murray`s conqueror Mischa Zverev after winning 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 in three hours 24 minutes on Rod Laver Arena.

Australian Open: World No. 1 Andy Murray knocked out by Mischa Zverev in 4th round

Australian Open: World No. 1 Andy Murray knocked out by Mischa Zverev in 4th round

Zverev will face either Roger Federer or Kei Nishikori in the quarter-finals.

Australian Open 2017, Day 6: Ageless Rafael Nadal outlasts future hope, Serena Williams sails into last 16

Australian Open 2017, Day 6: Ageless Rafael Nadal outlasts future hope, Serena Williams sails into last 16

Nadal needed all his trademark grit against Zverev, 19, dubbed "the future of tennis", and his superior fitness told as he ground out a thrilling five set win.

17' Australian Open: Rafael Nadal downs Alexander Zverev in five-set thriller, stroms into fourth round

17' Australian Open: Rafael Nadal downs Alexander Zverev in five-set thriller, stroms into fourth round

Nadal, was staring at defeat after losing the third set in a tiebreaker but showed his trademark fighting qualities to deny the talented 19-year-old.

Australian Open:  Kei Nishikori ready for big battle against former champion Roger Federer

Australian Open: Kei Nishikori ready for big battle against former champion Roger Federer

Nishikori, in his prime at 27 and gunning for his first major title, has won two of his six matches against Federer.

Australian Open, Day 5: Andy Murray, Roger Federer masterclass wows

Australian Open, Day 5: Andy Murray, Roger Federer masterclass wows

Murray and Federer had both watched from afar on Thursday as Djokovic, the defending champion and six-time winner, suffered a stunning defeat to 117th-ranked Denis Istomin.

Australia Open: Roger Federer sails past Tomas Berdych; sets up mouth-watering last-16 clash with Kei Nishikori

Australia Open: Roger Federer sails past Tomas Berdych; sets up mouth-watering last-16 clash with Kei Nishikori

The Swiss legend is looking to become the third man to win five Australian Open singles titles after Novak Djokovic and Roy Emerson, who have both won six.

Aus Open 2017: Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams look for easy Open rides at Melbourne

Aus Open 2017: Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams look for easy Open rides at Melbourne

The American great, who lost the top ranking to Angelique Kerber last year, has hardly played since the US Open.

Roger Federer makes it look so easy on court, it pisses me off: Andre Agassi

Roger Federer makes it look so easy on court, it pisses me off: Andre Agassi

The Olympic gold medallist also said that Federer was arguably the greatest tennis player ever because of what he could do on any surface.

Australian Open 2017, Day 3: Andy Murray in a hurry; Nick Kyrgios booed in stormy defeat

Australian Open 2017, Day 3: Andy Murray in a hurry; Nick Kyrgios booed in stormy defeat

Tennis legend John McEnroe said Kyrgios`s lack of effort was a "black eye for the sport".

Australian Open 2017: Roger Federer beats spirited Noah Rubin to reach into third round

Australian Open 2017: Roger Federer beats spirited Noah Rubin to reach into third round

Federer needed to save two set points on serve at 5-2 down and then came roaring back to take Rubin to a tiebreak.

Australian Open 2017: Rafael Nadal beats Florian Mayer in straight-sets; to face Marcos Baghdatis in second round

Australian Open 2017: Rafael Nadal beats Florian Mayer in straight-sets; to face Marcos Baghdatis in second round

Nadal is bidding to win his second Australian Open after beating Roger Federer for the 2009 crown.

Australian Open: Roger Federer makes winning return, beats Jurgen Melzer to enter 2nd round

Australian Open: Roger Federer makes winning return, beats Jurgen Melzer to enter 2nd round

The crowd cheered every one to the rafters and, while that pleased Federer, he was clearly just delighted to be back doing what he does best.

Australia Open: Roger Federer, Angelique Kerber in the spotlight on day one in Melbourne

Australia Open: Roger Federer, Angelique Kerber in the spotlight on day one in Melbourne

Seeded 17th after six months away from the sport nursing a knee injury, Federer`s first round match against Austrian qualifier Melzer.

Australian Open: Andy Murray aims to end Aussie jinx, Novak Djokovic to continue winning streak

Australian Open: Andy Murray aims to end Aussie jinx, Novak Djokovic to continue winning streak

Andy Murray sets out tomorrow to end a record run of Australian Open final defeats as his great rival Novak Djokovic vies to become the tournament's greatest champion of all-time.

Roger Federer beats Cristiano Ronaldo, Tiger Woods as world's most marketable athlete in 2016

Roger Federer beats Cristiano Ronaldo, Tiger Woods as world's most marketable athlete in 2016

Federer`s fellow tennis greats Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are also listed in the top 10.

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic up against Fernando Verdasco, Andy Murray to face Illya Marchenko in opener

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic up against Fernando Verdasco, Andy Murray to face Illya Marchenko in opener

Djokovic, has a tough first-round against experienced Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, who has beaten Djokovic four times in their 13 encounters.