Nadal exit will not faze me, says lucky Fed

WORLD No2 Roger Federer dismissed suggestions that Rafael Nadal&rsquo;s shock French Open exit was on his mind after coming within a whisker of suffering a similar fate in Paris.<br /><br />The Swiss ace looked destined to follow his big rival through the Roland Garros trapdoor after going two sets down in a nerve-jangling fourth round clash with Tommy Haas.<br /><br />Federer also faced break point at 3-4 in the third, but somehow the No2 seed clawed his way back to complete a thrilling 6-7 (4-7), 5-7, 6-4, 6-0, 6-2 victory and set up a last-eight clash with Andy Roddick.<br /><br />All eyes were on Federer securing a first-ever French Open crown following Nadal&rsquo;s crushing defeat to Sweden&rsquo;s Robin Soderling on Sunday.<br /><br />But Federer, who has reached every Grand Slam quarter-final since his third-round loss to Gustavo Kuerten in Paris in 2004, insists he is focusing purely on his own game.<br /><br />&ldquo;Sure it was a big upset,&rdquo; Federer said. &ldquo;But the focus wasn&rsquo;t on that. Of course the dream scenario is to beat Rafa here in the final but I&rsquo;ve got to concentrate on my part of the draw and make sure I come through like today. Tommy Haas was very good today and that is where my focus was.&rdquo;<br /><br />While Federer enjoys a well-earned rest today after his three-and-a-half hour marathon, the focus is now on British No1 Andy Murray, who takes on Fernando Gonzalez, of Chile, knowing Nadal&rsquo;s absence from the top half of the draw gives him a great chance of claiming a first Grand Slam.<br /><br />Murray, however, seeded three, is taking nothing for granted and expects a tough task from the clay specialist as he bids to match Tim Henman&rsquo;s semi-final berth in 2004.<br /><br />&ldquo;He&rsquo;s got a huge forehand, serves well and loves clay &ndash; it will be difficult,&rdquo; the Scot said. &ldquo;He&rsquo;s very unpredictable, which makes it tough to play against him. I have to play a very consistent match and keep the ball deep.&rdquo;<br /><br />In the women&rsquo;s event, unseeded Romanian teenager Sorana Cirstea caused a huge upset, beating former world No1 Jelena Jankovic 3-6, 6-0, 9-7, although second seed Serena Williams eased past Aleksandra Wozniak 6-1, 6-2 to make the last eight.