Roger Federer equalled Jimmy Connors record by reaching his 41st Grand Slam quarterfinal with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Monday.
It was also the 11th straight year the Swiss star has reached the quarters at Melbourne Park.
Federer and Tsonga met twice in the quarterfinals of Grand Slams in 2013, with the Swiss player winning their match at the Australian Open and the Frenchman prevailing at the French Open.
Federer next faces Andy Murray in the quarterfinals.
“I played really well tonight, against Jo; you’ve got to bring your best game. He can dictate a lot of he gets the chance. I did a good job tonight, it was a really solid match,” said the Swiss.
“I’m looking forward to playing Andy, we always have good matches, and I’ll have to watch out for his backhand.”