January 25, 2018 / 9:43 AM / 4 months ago

Factbox: Tennis - Roger Federer versus Chung Hyeon

(Reuters) - A look at the records of Swiss Roger Federer and South Korean Chung Hyeon before their semi-final at the Australian Open on Friday (prefix number denotes seeding):

Tennis - Australian Open - Quarterfinals - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, January 24, 2018. Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates winning his match against Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych. REUTERS/Edgar Su/Files

2-ROGER FEDERER

Age: 36

ATP ranking: 2 (Highest ranking: 1)

Grand slam titles: 19 (Australian Open 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2017; French Open 2009; Wimbledon 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2017; U.S. Open 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)

2017 Australian Open performance: Winner

Best Australian Open performance: Winner 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2017

2018 Australian Open results:

First round: beat Aljaz Bedene (Slovenia) 6-3 6-4 6-3

Second round: beat Jan-Lennard Struff (Germany) 6-4 6-4 7-6(4)

Third Round: beat 29-Richard Gasquet (France) 6-2 7-5 6-4

Fourth Round: beat Marton Fucsovics (Hungary) 6-4 7-6(3) 6-2

Quarter-finals: beat 19-Tomas Berdych 7-6(1) 6-3 6-4

The defending champion has scythed through the field at Melbourne Park without dropping a set to reach a record-extending 43rd grand slam semi-final.

With Rafa Nadal out of the tournament, Federer is a clear favourite to claim his 20th grand slam title and sixth Australian Open.

CHUNG HYEON

Age: 21

ATP ranking: 58 (Highest ranking: 44)

Grand slam titles: 0

2017 Australian Open performance: Second round

Best Australian Open performance: Semi-finals 2018

2018 Australian Open results:

First round: beat 32-Mischa Zverev (Germany) 6-2 4-1 Retired

Second round: beat Daniil Medvedev (Russia) 7-6(4) 6-1 6-1

Third Round: beat 4-Alexander Zverev (Germany) 5-7 7-6(3) 2-6 6-3 6-0

Fourth Round: beat 14-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 7-6(4) 7-5 7-6(3)

Quarter-finals: beat Tennys Sandgren 6-4 7-6(5) 6-3

Chung, who became his country’s first grand slam semi-finalist, is the surprise package of the tournament, having knocked out the Zverev brothers and 12-times grand slam winner Novak Djokovic.

Tennis - Australian Open - Quarterfinals - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, January 24, 2018. Chung Hyeon of South Korea hits a shot against Tennys Sandgren of the U.S. REUTERS/David Gray/Files

The lowest ranked player into the last four at Melbourne Park since Marat Safin in 2004, world number 58 Chung faces his toughest test against the fluent Federer.

HEAD-TO-HEAD (Never met previously)

Compiled by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Greg Stutchbury

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