Federer overpowers Evans in round 2 of Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 16: Two-time defending champion Roger Federer overpowered British qualifier Dan Evans in a hard fought game on Wednesday to reach the third round of the Australian Open.
The Swiss player, a winner of 20 major singles titles and six-time Australian Open champion, beat his opponent 7-6(5), 7-6(3), 6-3.
“I think I couldn’t pull away early in the match,” Federer admitted after the game, reports Efe news.
“Always helps if you sneak a quick break. I might have had that midway through the second set but I think he played very well, to his credit … In the beginning, a bit of the day session, bit of the breeze, and him playing well,” he added.
Evans, who had made it to the fourth round at the Australian Open two years ago, put up a hard fight, pushing the opening two sets to tie breaks.
Federer dominated the second set tie break and wrapped up the match, booking himself a spot in the third round against Taylor Fritz, who defeated 30th seed Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-7(8-10), 7-6(8-6), 7-6(7-5).
Indo Asian News Service
India’s Predicted Playing XI for the ICC World Cup 2019
We’re a week away to witness the curtain-raiser of the twelfth edition of the ICC World Cup 2019. In the…
Watch: Adam Gilchrist Takes a Dig at England Ahead of the 2019 World Cup
As hosts England and gearing up for the 2019 World Cup, cricket pundits have already termed them firm favourites for…