Australian Open 2017: Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka, Serena Williams advance to semifinals

Federer, seeded 17th, beat 50th-ranked Mischa Zverev, 6-1, 7-5, 6-2, in 92 minutes on Tuesday night.

Australian Open 2017: Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka, Serena Williams advance to semifinals

Roger Federer headed to the Australian Open semifinals for the 13th time in 14 years, arranging a meeting with his fellow countryman Stan Wawrinka.

Federer, seeded 17th, beat 50th-ranked Mischa Zverev, 6-1, 7-5, 6-2, in 92 minutes on Tuesday night. Zverev had defeated top-seeded Andy Murray in the fourth round. Wawrinka, Federer's Davis Cup teammate, won Tuesday’s first quarterfinal match, 7-6 (2), 6-4, 6-3, over 12th-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.




Federer said he was surprised to have reached the final four. “If someone would have told me I’d play in the semis against Stan, never would I have called that one for me,” Federer said. “For Stan, yes, but not for me.”

On the other hand, second-seeded Serena Williams has advanced to women's semifinals by defeating ninth-seeded Johanna Konta of Great Britain,6-2,6-3.

Serena will meet Lucic-Baroni, while Venus will play against Vandeweghe in the other semifinal on Thursday.

“It will be great to see an American in the final,” Serena said. “Obviously I would love to be that American in the final. Regardless, there’s going to be an American whose name is not Serena Williams, which I think will be pretty awesome.”