Federer one win from record-equalling 14th title
PETE Sampras' record of 14 grand slam titles is in grave danger after Roger Federer blitzed his way into the Australian Open final.
UNSTOPPABLE: Roger Federer reaches the final of the Australian Open in style (Getty Images)
The world No.2 crushed seventh seed and former world No.1 Andy Roddick in straights sets to book his place in Sunday's final.
Federer, who reached a total of 13 grand slams with victory at the US Open last year, will now face the winner of the all-Spanish clash between Rafael Nadal and Fernando Verdasco in a bid to reach 14.
The Swiss ace flew out of the blocks against the four-time semi finalist, hitting 11 forehand winners and breaking Roddick's service twice in the opening set.
Roddick lost his composure at the vital time in the second set, and was handed an official warning for audible obscenities while Federer burst into a two-set lead.
The American went for broke in the final set and did enjoy some success but Federer, back to his best, applied too much pressure on Roddick and sealed a ruthless victory with his first match point.