Roger Federer was challenged by Fernando Verdasco before defeating the Spanish veteran 6-3 3-6 6-3, reaching the quarter-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
With his seventh victory from as many finals at Melbourne Park, the 31-year-old Serb moved past Roger Federer and Roy Emerson, who have six Australian Open titles each.
Defending champion Roger Federer, world number two Angelique Kerber and five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova were all crashed out of the Australian Open.
Russia's Maria Sharapova screamed in delight after converting her third breakpoint in the seventh game of the third set with a scorching forehand to break defending champion Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki and seal victory.
Gutsy Andy Murray fought to the end before losing an epic farewell match at the hands of Roberto Bautista Agut. But it was business as usual for ruthless Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who joined Caroline Wozniacki in round two.
Roger Federer took the honours in the much-anticipated mixed doubles clash with fellow great Serena Williams in what the latter described as the "match of her career" at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia.
Angelique Kerber and Alexander Zverev both won their singles matches against Spain to give Germany a winning start to their Hopman Cup campaign.
It appears that the 37-year old Swiss player has started to think about life beyond tennis, as he reveals plans to travel extensively and take a number of "road trips".
Roger Federer's bid for a 100th career title is on track after beating Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the Paris Masters quarterfinals.
Roger Federer is out of the US Open after losing to John Millman. It was Federer's first loss against a player outside the top 50.
Five-time champion Roger Federer beat Australian Nick Kyrgios in three sets and reached the US Open last 16 while Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova took out Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber.
The last time the Swiss tennis star lifted the trophy was back in 2008 and he he has twice made the finals since, but the title at Flushing Meadows has eluded him ever since.
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