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Australian Open Day 10 photos: Federer, Radwanska, Dimitrov impress

Grigor-Dimitrov-4 Grigor Dimitrov gets fired up. (Aijaz Rahi/AP)

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Day 10 of the Australian Open produced plenty of good tennis.

Roger Federer continued to play at a high level, beating Andy Murray to advance to his 11th consecutive semifinal here. Grigor Dimitrov, playing his first Grand Slam quarterfinal, impressed in a competitive loss to a fired-up Rafael Nadal, who gets Federer in Friday's blockbuster semifinal. And Agnieszka Radwanska put on a show in an upset of two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka.

Here are some of our favorite photos from Day 10 of the Australian Open.

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Grigor Dimitrov: His past struggles in best-of-five matches led to questions about his physicality, but he clearly made progress in Melbourne. The talented ball striker has some predicting a top-10 finish at the end of the year. (Eugene Hoshiko/AP)

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Rafael Nadal: His blistered hand continues to cause concern, but Nadal once again showed the grit and fight that make him so formidable. Next up, Roger. Buy your popcorn now. (Aaron Favila/AP)

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Grigor Dimitrov: Playing Rafa keeps you limber. (Rick Rycroft/AP)

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Agnieszka Radwanska: It isn't often a room of international tennis writers sits enraptured by a women's match, but there was no shortage of admiration for the way Radwanska played Wednesday. It was amazing. (Aaron Favila/AP)

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Grigor Dimitrov: He left the court in tears and told reporters the loss left him shattered: "Of course I shed a few tears, but it should hurt. It should hurt. And it does hurt." That's what hunger sounds like. (Mark Kolbe/Getty Images}

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Dominika Cibulkova: A nervous Simona Halep was no match for Cibulkova, who rolled into her second career Slam semifinal with a 6-2, 6-0 win. (Eugene Hoshiko/AP)

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Roger Federer: He's right back in the mix. And he wants you to know that. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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Roger Federer: Locked in. (Paul Crock/AFP/Getty Images)

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Andy Murray: His monologuing game was on point. (Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

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Andy Murray and Roger Federer: It was a great battle between these two. Murray wasn't at his best but he made an in-form Federer work for the victory. (Paul Crock/AFP/Getty Images)
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