Aussie Open Quarterfinals: Federer v. Blake

Ferrer to face Djokovic; Venus and Serena both make women's final 8
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 21, 2008 6:40 AM CST
David Ferrer of Spain reacts as he plays his compatriot Juan Carlos Ferrero during their fourth round Men's Singles match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia, Monday,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The day after playing a five-set marathon, Roger Federer dispatched his latest opponent, Tomas Berdych, 6-4, 7-6, 6-3 to move to the Australian Open's quarterfinals. Federer will go up against American James Blake, who defeated Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-4, 6-4, AP reports. In other fourth-round action:

David Ferrer got past his countryman and near-namesake Juan Carlos Ferrero, and will play No. 3 Novak Djokovic. Venus Williams defended her 8-seed with a quick 6-4, 6-4 win over Marta Domachowska, and will join the ranks of Justine Henin, Maria Sharapova, Jelena Jankovic, and sister Serena in the women's quarterfinals.