Big chants for Federer as they change sides for 4-2 Roger. Crowd squarely in his corner
Murray smiling as he challenges... and he's right! 3-4, but Federer still up a mini break
Murray gets back to 4-all but misses a return and then forces an error from Federer. 5-all. Big point coming up here...
Murray botches a volley and Federer passes him with a stupendous crosscourt backhand, 6-5 Federer. Set point
Second set goes to Federer who lets out a cry as he takes it 7-6 (5). WOW!
@LovinTennis I'd say it's about 70/30 at this point...
Federer has upped his serving effort, notching 66% of first serves in compared to 68% for Murray. Fed continues to do well at net, going 16 for 26
Federer survives a break point and it's 1-all in the third set.
With a win tonight, Federer would become the first man in the Open Era to make six AO finals. He and Stefan Edberg have both played in five
Hey @Ed. Thanks for the note! Glad you're following along :) And as for Federer, I think the one-handed backhand is beautiful, isn't it? There are plenty of two-handed backhands out there, aren't there?
Things have gone routine for Federer the last two sets on serve until now... love-40 at 2-3 serving
Murray breaks on an errant backhand from Federer. 4-2 for the Brit in set three
Murray holds and it's 5-2 in the third set after two hours and 12 minutes of play
Federer holds and Murray will serve for it at 5-3 in the third set. Winning 80% of his first-serve points tonight
Loving the celebrity spotting here at RLA tonight! Some snaps to follow .....
Murray closes the third set with an ace and goes up two sets to one with a 6-3 effort
Both players have gone off court to change clothes
Should Murray lose this set, it'll be the second-straight five-set semifinal for him in Australia. Last year he lost to Djokovic 7-5 in the fifth