Roger Federer not interested in Grand Slam record over Andy Murray

Roger Federer waves to the crowd after his fourth round victory over Milos Raonic at the Australian Open tennis championship on January 21, 2013
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Roger Federer says that he will not be thinking about his unblemished record against Andy Murray in Grand Slams.

Roger Federer has said that his Grand Slam hoodoo over Andy Murray will mean nothing when they meet in the semi-final of the Australian Open.

It will be the fourth time the pair have met in a Grand Slam, with the Swiss emerging triumphant on each occasion.

However, it is the first time that they will take on each other in the semi-finals.

Federer defeated Murray to win the US Open in 2008, before dashing his dreams at the Australian Open in 2010 and at Wimbledon last year.

The 31-year-old says that Murray has shown that he is capable of beating him "so many times" before.

"I don't go into it with a mindset that I've never lost to him in Slams," said Federer. "He's beaten me so many times. He's beaten me more times than I've beaten him.

"But I'm happy you've given me the positive news. It's a good vibe. I'll try to remember that when I walk out, but it doesn't play a huge role for me."

Murray holds a 10-9 record over Federer.

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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