Roger Federer tames teen Tomic

Roger Federer taught rising teenage star Bernard Tomic a painful lesson yesterday, breezing past the teenager in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals at the Australian Open.

Roger Federer in action yesterday. Pic/AFP

The Swiss 16-time grand slam champion showed all his experience in administering a clinical 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 win over the 19-year-old Australian to set up a clash with Juan Martin del Potro in Tuesday's quarters.

Rafa through
Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal stayed on course for a blockbuster semi-final match-up against great rival Federer after winning through to the last eight.

The Spanish World No 2 made no mistake in his fourth round clash against compatriot Feliciano Lopez. Nadal won the game 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in stifling heat here.

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