The world number 1 was stunned by the big serving American in five sets.
Andy Murray lost 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-1 to Sam Querrey, making the American the first man into the semi-finals, and the first American into the semi-finals of a Grand Slam tournament since Andy Roddick in 2009.
The men’s Australian Open Final was a thing of beauty; contrasting styles evoking a sense of timelessness from the two legends. Rafa, with his physicality and his hefty left-handed topspin forehand has always been Federer’s bane – especially on clay, where the ball bounces up high to the Swiss Maestro’s single-handed backhand and usually draws the error.
After a stellar 2015 tennis season which saw then Number 1 Novak Djokovic win three Gland Slam titles, and 11 titles overall, many had expected him to continue his superb season. And at the start of the year, all signs pointed to this.