January 22
Image via MAL FAIRCLOUGH/AFP/Getty Images

As he continues to advance through the Australian Open men's singles field, Roger Federer's challenges are amplifying at the same rate. After defeating Andy Murray 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 in a 3 hour, 20 minute match, Federer said "I'm back. It was a great game on many levels, not just physically... but mentally also."

This win moves Federer to the semifinals, where he'll meet Rafael Nadal. Yesterday wasn't much easier on Nadal, who was able to drop Grigor Dimitor 3-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (7), 6-2. The two stars face off tomorrow morning at 3:30AM eastern.

On the NBA floor, Jeff Green had a huge night for the Celtics, dropping a season-high 39 points and 9 rebounds in Boston's 113-111 OT win over Washington. Philly's Evan Turner was also impressive in his unreleased Li-Ning signature model, leading the 76ers with 34 points and 11 rebounds. In San Antonio, both Kevin Durant and Reggie Jackson put up huge numbers for the Thunder.

All this plus NCAA men's Top 25 action featuring No. 10 Iowa vs. No. 21 Michigan after the jump.

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

RELATED: The Shoes That Won Last Night: Murray, Federer to Meet in Quarterfinals
RELATED:
The Shoes That Won Last Night: Ana Ivanovic Upsets Serena Williams

Evan Turner
Image via USA Today

Evan Turner Drops 34 Points, 11 Rebounds on Knicks

Shoe: Li-Ning Turning Point PE
Player: Evan Turner
Game: Philadelphia vs. New York
Key Stat: 34 points, 11 rebounds

Not available

Evan Turner
Image via USA Today

Evan Turner
Image via USA Today

Rafael Nadal
Image via WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images

Nadal Moves to Semis in the Courtballistec 4.3

Shoe: Nike Air Max Courtballistec 4.3
Player: Rafael Nadal
Game: vs. Grigor Dimitor
Key Stat: 3-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (7), 6-2

$105

Rafael Nadal
Image via WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images

Rafael Nadal
Image via MAL FAIRCLOUGH/AFP/Getty Images

Kevin Durant
Image via USA Today

Durant Muscles Past San Antonio in the KD VI

Shoe: Nike KD VI Black/Royal
Player: Kevin Durant
Game: Oklahoma City vs. San Antonio
Key Stat: 36 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists

$130

Kevin Durant
Image via USA Today

Reggie Jackson
Image via USA Today

Reggie Jackson Fuels OKC in the Zoom Soldier VII

Shoe: Nike Zoom Soldier VII
Player: Reggie Jackson
Game: Oklahoma City vs. San Antonio
Key Stat: 27 points, 8 assists

$100

Reggie Jackson
Image via USA Today

Nik Stauskas
Image via USA Today

Nik Stauskas Leads No. 21 Michigan Past No. 10 Iowa

Shoe: adidas Rose 773 2
Player: Nike Stauskas
Game: Michigan vs. Iowa
Key Stat: 26 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists

$110

Nik Stauskas
Image via USA Today

Nik Stauskas
Image via USA Today

Jeff Green
Image via USA Today

Jeff Green Handles Wizards in the Jordan Super.Fly 2

Shoe: Jordan Super.Fly 2
Player: Jeff Green
Game: Boston vs. Washington
Key Stat: 39 points, 9 rebounds

$105

Jeff Green
Image via USA Today

Roger Federer
MAL FAIRCLOUGH/AFP/Getty Images

Federer Ousts Andy Murray in the Zoom Vapor 9.5

Shoe: Nike Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour
Player: Roger Federer
Game: vs. Andy Murray
Key Stat: 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3

$135

Roger Federer
Image via MAL FAIRCLOUGH/AFP/Getty Images

Roger Federer
Image via MAL FAIRCLOUGH/AFP/Getty Images

Cleanthony Early
Image via USA Today

Cleanthony Early Leads Shockers Past Illinois State

Shoe: Air Jordan Retro XII "Taxi"
Player: Cleanthony Early
Game: Wichita State vs. Illinois State
Key Stat: 23 points, 10 rebounds

Not available

Cleanthony Early
Image via USA Today

Cleanthony Early
Image via USA Today

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

RELATED: The Shoes That Won Last Night: Murray, Federer to Meet in Quarterfinals
RELATED:
The Shoes That Won Last Night: Ana Ivanovic Upsets Serena Williams