Federer, Murray on collision course

Two of the Big Four could meet in quarterfinals, but, for Federer, a stiff test first

Updated: January 18, 2014, 10:40 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- If this were 2012, Roger Federer and Andy Murray would have been on course to meet in the Australian Open final. And, if not for top-seeded Novak Djokovic and No. 2 Rafael Nadal that year, they would have.

Instead, Federer and Murray landed in separate semifinals, as they so often did, and the Big Four continued its streak that has accounted for the tournament champion in 34 of the past 35 majors and for the finalists in 25 of the past 26.

With Federer now ...

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