THE first Grand Slam of 2020 is underway as the Australian Open continues despite the ongoing bushfire troubles.
Roger Federer is through to the third round after beating Filip Krajinovic in straight sets.
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Okay, that's me done for tonight.
Thank you for following the blog at the end of day three of the 2020 Australian Open.
Next up for Roger Federer is Australian John Millman in round three.
The pair have met three times. Fed leads 2-1 in the head-to-head stats.
Millman won the US Open Last 16 clash in New York in 2018.
Federer said: “John is a great guy,I have practised with him a lot. I remember I almost passed out when I played him in New York.
“It was so hot. He had no problems — he's from Queensland. For him, it was normal stuff.
“He never came to check on me when I passed out! I was okay, I am here.
“I have played him two other times. He's a super good guy, an unbelievably tough opponent. There are not many guys fitter than him.
“He is one of those guys I respect the most because he gets the most out of his game.”
In the post-match on-court press chat, tennis legend John McEnroe said: “Wow. I have seen you play a lot over the past 20 years but you looked absolutely phenomenal out there tonight. What do you think?”
Roger Federer replied: “They didn't tell you to say that, did they? You mean it?”
Federer: “That means a lot. I am happy. It has been a great start to the season. I feel relaxed on court. I have trained hard and you hope it is not all for nothing. I am happy, I am still going and looking forward to another good match.”
Flawless from Federer. Impressive.
Game, set and match
Roger Federer beats Filip Krajinovic 6-1 6-4 6-1. Just over an hour and a half of action.
For Federer, this is just what the doctor ordered.
No wear and tear on the body.
The legs are fresh.
A place in round three of the Australian Open secured.
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