Federer set for Murray challenge

Swiss will have to maintain remarkable level of play to get by his next opponent

Updated: January 21, 2014, 10:16 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was as surprised as anyone.

"He took the ball very early today, and he was always taking my time," the Frenchman said of his straight-sets, fourth-round loss to Roger Federer. "I don't know how to say that. Because he took so ball so early, I don't have time to play my game.

"And that's it."

Yes, it certainly was.

Federer, who at 32 has been unable to handle the game's best in recent years, was dominant in a vintage performance against Tsonga, still ...

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