Roger Federer races to 39-minute Brisbane victory

Roger Federer
Federer has won the Australian Open four times - in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010

Top seed Roger Federer beat Australian wildcard James Duckworth 6-0 6-1 in 39 minutes to reach the Brisbane International semi-finals.

The 33-year-old's victory came just 24 hours after he struggled to see off world number 153 John Millman.

Federer, last year's runner-up, will face fourth seed Bulgarian Dimitrov, who beat Martin Klizan 6-3 6-4.

"I'm happy I had a match like this after yesterday," said Switzerland's 17-time Grand Slam winner.

"I felt tired. This morning, I had muscle pain and all that stuff. So I'm very happy I got it done quickly today."

Japan's Kei Nishikori meets Milos Raonic in the other semi-final as players warm up for the Australian Open, which starts on 19 January.

Nishikori, the 2014 US Open runner-up, beat Bernard Tomic 6-0 6-4, while Raonic's booming serve helped secure a 7-6 3-6 7-6 victory over Australian Sam Groth.

Dimitrov, a beaten Wimbledon semi-finalist alongside Raonic, set up the Federer encounter with a comfortable 6-3 6-4 success over Slovakian Martin Klizan.

Federer will be seeking his fifth Australian Open triumph in the 2015 tournament.

Federer's whirlwind success
World number two Federer won the first set in 16 minutes and the second in 23The Swiss won 90% of his first serves and fired down 12 aces
He hit 24 clean winners past 125th-ranked Duckworth, who could not manage anyFrancisco Clavet set an ATP record for the quickest victory when beating Shan Jiang 6-0 6-0 in 25 minutes in Shanghai in 2001

In the women's draw, Ana Ivanovic set up a final showdown with top seed Maria Sharapova, by edging Varvara Lepchenko 7-6 (7/2) 6-4.

Serbia's world number seven will compete with Russian Sharapova for the trophy after the reigning French Open champion defeated Ukrainian Elina Svitolina 6-1 6-3.

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