Fed teaches compatriot harsh lesson

Updated: January 25, 2011, 8:42 AM ET
By Ravi Ubha | ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Has there been anyone better than Roger Federer in preying on vulnerability?

Federer has broken so many opponents, technically and in spirit, early in matches to set the tone. He did it again Tuesday afternoon against fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka, who has substantially more work to do to mix with the best.

Federer's 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 win in a quick-fire 1 hour, 47 minutes over the 19th seed sent him into the semifinals at the Australian Open for ...

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