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10 Pieces Of Photographic Evidence That Roger Federer Is Back Kicking Ass And Taking Names

The Swiss king conquered Andy Murray to set up a classic showdown with Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open semifinals.

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"I'm back," Roger Federer said last night after a four-set win over Andy Murray.

#Federer makes his 11th-straight #AusOpen semifinal, finishing up with an ace 6-3 6-4 6-7 6-3 v #Murray.

Australian Open@AustralianOpen

#Federer makes his 11th-straight #AusOpen semifinal, finishing up with an ace 6-3 6-4 6-7 6-3 v #Murray.

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Federer, who came to Melbourne as the sixth seed, showed critics and naysayers that he's still got it, performing like the untarnished, unwavering, flawless super-Federer of the past.

Disappointment for Murray as Federer wins 6-3 6-4 6-7 (6-8) 6-4 to reach his 11th consecutive #AusOpen semi-final.

BBC Sport@BBCSport

Disappointment for Murray as Federer wins 6-3 6-4 6-7 (6-8) 6-4 to reach his 11th consecutive #AusOpen semi-final.

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Here are 10 photos from the Australian Open quarterfinals that prove Roger Federer is back.

1.

Look at that face of determination as he adjusts his headband. And while you're at it, look at that perfect head of hair.
Petar Kujundzic / Reuters

Look at that face of determination as he adjusts his headband. And while you're at it, look at that perfect head of hair.

2.

Look at that perfectly aligned face as he prepares to receive (and annihilate) Murray's serve.
Petar Kujundzic / Reuters

Look at that perfectly aligned face as he prepares to receive (and annihilate) Murray's serve.

3.

Old age? What old age? 32 is just the number of beats my heart skips as he stretches for a glorious backhand.
David Gray / Reuters

Old age? What old age? 32 is just the number of beats my heart skips as he stretches for a glorious backhand.

4.

A return worthy of a champion's return.
Petar Kujundzic / Reuters

A return worthy of a champion's return.

5.

That's his hand. Telling the critics to talk to it.
Petar Kujundzic / Reuters

That's his hand. Telling the critics to talk to it.

6.

Andy Murray is all like, "bwuh?"
Jason Reed / Reuters

Andy Murray is all like, "bwuh?"

MURRAY IS OUT. THE FEDERER OF 2009 IS BACK.

7.

What every one who thought Federer was over looks like right now.
Bobby Yip / Reuters

What every one who thought Federer was over looks like right now.

8.

You can say that again, mate.
Jason Reed / Reuters

You can say that again, mate.

The Master is back! Pumped-up like in 2006, Roger #Federer outclasses Andy #Murray 6-3 6-4 6-7 6-3 to reach @AustralianOpen semi!

We Are Tennis@WeAreTennis

The Master is back! Pumped-up like in 2006, Roger #Federer outclasses Andy #Murray 6-3 6-4 6-7 6-3 to reach @AustralianOpen semi!

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9.

GAME. SET. MATCH.
AP Photo/Rick Rycroft

GAME. SET. MATCH.

G. S. M. Federer. Andy can hold his head high, Roger is back...

Jake Humphrey@mrjakehumphrey

G. S. M. Federer. Andy can hold his head high, Roger is back...

06:58 AM - 22 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

10.

"Yes, you're back," Andy Murray whispers in Federer's ear. "And those abs are amazing."
Bobby Yip / Reuters

"Yes, you're back," Andy Murray whispers in Federer's ear. "And those abs are amazing."

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