It's incredible: Federer

The world number one achieved his life's ambitions last year when he won the French Open for the first time before passing Pete Sampras's record of 14 Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon. For his opponents, it offered some hope that he might finally lose some motivation. Far from it.

The 28-year-old Swiss remains as dedicated as ever and has hardly on his way to the semifinals of the Australian Open, where he plays Frenchman Jo-Wilfriend Tsonga on Friday.
It is the 23rd Grand Slam in succession where Federer has made it to the semifinals.

The last time he failed to make the last four was at the French Open in 2004. No other player in history has appeared in more than 10 semis in a row. Federer has breaking records for years but even he is impressed by his consistency.

"It's incredible looking back on how many years that is now," said the 15-times Grand Slam winner. "But for some reason I thought was not gonna make it to the semis this time.

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