Result: Roger Federer overcomes Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to reach Australian Open quarters

Roger Federer reaches the quarter-finals of the Australian Open with an impressive straight-sets win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Roger Federer has given a strong indication that he is back in top form by overcoming Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3 7-5 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.

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© Getty Images

The former world number one took control of the court in the opening set by earning an early break of serve, leaving Tsonga on the backfoot from the off.

Courtesy of some gliding shots and 11 winners, Federer was about to wrap up the first set, but he was faced with some competition in the second set when Tsonga regained his composure.

The Frenchman managed to keep hold of his service games and nab four aces of his own before Federer was able to grab one break point to push on and take a two-set lead.

Federer continued his dominance in the third set by grabbing another break point, and while Tsonga continued to push, Federer was able to hold off the pressure and seal a place in the next round.

Federer will take on Andy Murray for a place in the semi-finals.

Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates a point in his fourth round match against Stephane Robert of France during day eight of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 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