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Roger Federer has picked up where he left off, as his start to the new year has seen him record his 20th straight win as he continues his run of form going into the Australian Open, making him a favorite with online bets.

The former world number one booked his place in the last four the Qatar Open in Doha in a competitive match with Italy's Andreas Seppi, winning 6-3 5-7 6-4.

Federer took the first set with ease and it looked set to be a routine victory with live in play betting, after taking only 24 minutes to dominate on his own serve while breaking Seppi's serve early on.

Seppi hit back though to make it an interesting match, and led the second set 5-1 before Federer pulled it back by winning four games in a row.
It wasn't enough however and it need a third set to settle the contest.

The quality of the 16-time grand slam winner shone through in the third as he reasserted his control. Although Seppi had chances to break back, Federer eventually wrapped up the victory, and will look forward to facing Jo Wilfred Tsonga in the Semi Final which will certainly be a much tougher test;

"I'm looking forward to playing him. I hope we can live up to expectations,"Federer said ahead of the match with Tsonga.

Tsonga breezed past Ramos in his quarter final, with a fine performance and so It should certainly be an interesting match up as both men look in fine form at the start of the year!
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