Roger Federer and Andy Murray
Murray prevailed over five sets in the pair's last meeting.

Andy Murray face Roger Federer in the men's quarter final at the Australian Open

Where to Watch

Andy Murray v Roger Federer starts at 8.30am GMT and is live on British Eurosport. Radio commentary is available on Radio Five Live Sports Extra.A live online stream is available on the Australia Open official website here.


In a repeat of last year's semi-final Andy Murray continues his bid for a fourth appearance in the final in five years by taking on 17-time grand slam champion Roger Federer on Rod Laver Arena.

After only the second year since 2003 without a grand slam title, Federer returned to his very best in defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and poses a genuine threat to the Wimbledon champion.

Murray is playing his first major tournament since undergoing back surgery last September and though he has strolled through the opening four rounds, only dropping one set, his fitness has yet to be truly tested.

The Briton is the marginal favourite to prevail and reach the last four but will need to produce his best performance of the tournament to defeat Federer, who is showing signing of a renaissance in 2014.

Federer has won two of the pair's three meetings in grand slams, in the finals at both the Australian Open and Wimbledon but the manner in which the Scot outlasted his Swiss counterpart 12 months ago is an indication as to where the balance lies this time around.

Route to the Quarter Final

Andy Murray

First round: 6-1 6-1 6-3 v Go Soeda

Second round: 6-2 6-2 7-5 v Vincent Millot

Third round: 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 6-2 v Feliciano Lopez

Fourth round: 6-1 6-2 6-7 (8-6) 6-2 v Stephane Robert

Roger Federer

First round: 6-4 6-4 6-2 James Duckworth

Second round: 6-2 6-1 7-6 (7-4) Blaz Kavcic

Third round: 6-2 6-2 6-3 Teymuraz Gabashvili

Fourth round: 6-3 7-5 6-4 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

What they said

Andy Murray: "Yeah, I think there's always going to be because of everything that he's achieved in the game. I mean, Rafa and Roger are two guys that, you know, whenever Roger finishes, you know, or Rafa, even though I am not going to play against guys that have won 17, 14, 15 slams, however many Rafa has won, however many he'll go on to win, there's very few guys I'll play in my career that win as much as that, if any.

"So, yeah, it's always going to be special playing against him."

Roger Federer: "I think we're both coming into this match with a good feeling. We're both coming into this match, though, with some doubts slightly. I don't know how he's feeling. I haven't seen him play much, to be quite honest.

"I didn't see anything in Doha. I didn't see anything in Abu Dhabi. Hardly anything here. But what I'm hearing is that he's fine. That's very positive. That's what I was hoping for Andy, that when he did come back, he was 100%, not halfway, limping, not feeling great."