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Federer steamrolls Duckworth in 39 mins

Federer steamrolls Duckworth in 39 mins
Federer barely raised a sweat as he won 6-0, 6-1, a total transformation from the player almost eliminated by unknown Australian John Millman on Thursday night. He raced through the first set in just 16 minutes and the second in 23, with Duckworth not getting on the board until the third game of the second set.

Federer hit 24 clean winners past Duckworth, who couldn’t manage any against the 17-time Grand Slam winner as he endured a miserable evening at Pat Rafter Arena. The world number two won 90 percent of his first serves and fired down 12 aces to demolish Duckworth, ranked 123 places below him.

“I was very happy the way I played. I played aggressive, served well, and then especially on the return I kept the pressure on time and time again,” Federer said. He will now play fourth seed Grigor Dimitrov in the semifinal following his 6-3, 6-4 win over Martin Klizan.

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