Andy edged by Federer in Quarter Finals in Melbourne

Andy edged by Federer in Quarter Finals in Melbourne

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Andy has been knocked out the Australian Open after losing to Roger Federer 3-6 4-6 7-6 (8-6) 3-6 in three hours and 20 minutes.

After a below par first two sets from Andy, Federer looked to be on the verge of wrapping up the tie in three-set’s but Andy recovered well to break Federer as he was serving for the match and then save two match points in the tie-break, completing the recovery by taking the tie break 8-6.

Andy was fighting to stay in the match, in what was only his second tournament since back surgery, and saved six break points in a marathon 19-minute game early in the fourth set. However Andy’s formidable defence was finally broken, as Federer broke later in the set at 4-3.

Speaking after the match Andy said “I was proud of the way I fought, I changed my tactics a little bit, started playing a little bit more aggressive, and that was maybe my undoing a little bit at the end, because I really started going for my shots to get myself back into the match. Then when I got broken in that fourth set, I went for three balls. Maybe one or two of them weren’t there to be hit.”

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