Roger Federer: 'I had to stay composed'

Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after victory in his men's singles match against France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on day eight of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 20, 2014
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Roger Federer admits that he had to stay composed to beat Andy Murray in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.

Roger Federer has admitted that he needed to keep his composure to beat Andy Murray in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.

The Swiss world number six booked his place in the last four of the tournament on Wednesday as he defeated the Brit in four sets.

Federer won the opening two sets before Murray reduced the deficit by taking the third, but the 17-time Grand Slam champion clinched the fourth to seal his progress.

"Andy played well and put the pressure on me so I'm happy to get the win," he told reporters. "I probably miss more break points than other guys but I kept my composure and kept the poker face and tonight it worked."

Federer will now meet world number one Rafael Nadal on Friday for a place in the final.

Roger Federer celebrates during the Australian Open quarter-final against Andy Murray in Melbourne on January 22, 2014
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ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060