Roger Federer advanced to the third round of the Australian Open after beating Daniel Evans 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 on Wednesday in the second round of the Grand Slam Championship, The Big Four Season.
Despite winning three straight sets, Evans, who was in the playoffs, was a fierce opponent of Federer the third seed in the world.
He made a 5-3 lead in the first set-up set before Federer ruled out for him. Evans regained his balance after 3-5 in the group. The second is also resolved across a comm set.
Federer, who is looking forward to his 21st Grand Slam tournaments, hailed his opponent’s level of recognition that he faced difficulties during the match.
Second – Rafael Nadal also qualified for the third round with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 win over Australia’s Matthew Ibiden, while Australian Alex De Minnar won a hard-fought victory over Henry Laxonen.
Croatia’s Marin Cillic climbed to the third round by defeating American Mackenzie. The 81-year-old scored pressure on Cillic during the standoff. The Croatian star needed three hours and 37 minutes to win.
“McKenzie made an amazing effort, and I had to do a tremendous job to win this game, and I’m very happy to have that win,”
Asked about his recent knee injury, Cillic said:
“My condition is getting better, and I feel it’s supposed to be the best thing. So I hope, as I continue to play for two games, to return to the atmosphere of the games again. “
Roberto Bautista Agut also beat Australian John Melman, Italy’s Thomas Fabiano and also beat American Reilly Opelka. Russian karen khachanov beat Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka, and American Taylor Fritz beat Frenchman Gael Monfils.
Nadal, who missed the second half of last season after undergoing surgery on his leg, needed only 116 minutes to beat his opponent and hit another Australian, Alex de Minaur or Swiss Henry.
The 32-year-old has been out of action since retiring in September from the Flushing Meadows semi-final against Argentine Juan Martin del Potro due to a knee injury. He used the Spanish “Matador” to resume ankle surgery to address a previous problem.
Nadal had only two tournaments in preparation for the Australian Cup in Abu Dhabi in late 2018 and Sydney a week ago.