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Tennis: Federer cruises into Australian Open quarter-finals with victory over Raonic

Published on Jan 21, 2013 7:46 PM
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Switzerland's Roger Federer gestures after victory in his men's singles match against Canada's Milos Raonic on the eighth day of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on Jan 21, 2013. -- PHOTO: AFP

MELBOURNE (AFP) - Four-time champion Roger Federer advanced to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Monday with a straight-sets defeat of Milos Raonic.

The world No. 2 overcame powerful serving from the Canadian to post a 6-4, 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 win in 1hr 53min and reach his 35th consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final.