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Last Updated: Friday, 30 January, 2004, 12:17 GMT
Australian Open day 12 photos
Roger Federer throws the ball up to serve
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Roger Federer is in confident mood as he starts his semi-final against Juan Carlos Ferrero as the new favourite for the title
Juan Carlos Ferrero serves
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French Open champion Ferrero starts the match well forcing a good number of break points in the first set, but loses his serve in the decisive 10th game
Juan Carlos Ferrero grimaces in anguish
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His early confidence shaken, Ferrero suffers in the second set and concedes it 6-1 to Federer
Martina Hingis and friend watch from the stands
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Federer is roared on from the stands by the last Swiss to win at Melbourne, Martina Hingis
Roger Federer plays a backhand volley
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Federer is a model of calmness on court in the third set and secures the crucial break of serve in game seven
Juan Carlos Ferrero and Roger Federer shake hands at the end of the match
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The Spaniard Ferrero seems to be suffering from a groin injury and can't prevent Federer reaching the final in straight sets 6-4 6-1 6-4
Roger Federer salutes the crowd after victory
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Wimbledon champion Federer takes over the world number one spot with this victory and will face Marat Safin in the final



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