Rogerer Federer vs Jan-Lennard Struff Australian Open 2018 Live
- Author: Julie Sanders Jan 19, 2018,
Jan 19, 2018, 13:43
"We don't speak about him enough", Federer told the newspaper. I mean, outside Grand Slams, ATP is obviously not behind Grand Slams.
No. 23 Gilles Muller outlasted Malek Jaziri in five sets, Kyle Edmund had a straight-sets win over Denis Istomin - who beat then defending-champion Novak Djokovic in the second round here previous year - and No. 28 Damir Dzumhur beat John Millman.
"It helps me remember it", the 36-year-old responded with a smile.
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Kerber, the 2016 Australian Open champion, had a 6-4, 6-1 win over Donna Vekic before the crowd sang "Happy Birthday" to celebrate her 30th birthday.
The defending champion has made at least the third round each year since his debut at Melbourne Park in 2000.
Her 6-3, 6-4 first-round victory over Paraguay's Veronica Cepede Royg on Tuesday will see her writing a cheque for $700 already - she served seven aces.
"Last year was last year.it could be my favourite year of my career".
On the women's side, top seed Simona Halep successfully tested an injured ankle under match conditions, producing a 6-2, 6-2 defeat of Canadian Eugenie Bouchard.
The Swiss likes to play in the same session - day or night - throughout a tournament and has been granted that so far, meaning he will be playing in the relatively cool conditions of the late evening in Melbourne. Halep will next play Lauren Davis.
Ostapenko is now hoping to stamp her mark on this year's Australian Open, where she is safely into the second round. She has since had a major slide and is now ranked 112th.
Russian drawcard Sharapova was on Rod Laver Arena early and avoided the worst of the conditions as she showed why she should be again taken seriously in dismantling 14th seed Anastasija Sevastova 6-1, 7-6 (7/4).
"You're like, oh, I really like that, we'll steal that inspiration for our own wedding", she said of the 23-time Grand Slam winner's ceremony in November. Former No. 1-ranked Angelique Kerber, the 2016 Australian Open victor, continued her resurgent run with a 6-0, 6-4 victory over Anna-Lena Friedsam to extend her streak to 10 consecutive wins.
Bur the break arrived to 4-3.
Tennis fans at Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday night were privileged to see the 18-time grand slam victor do as only he can before being treated to a special one-off on-court interview.
In the very next game, Federer was broeìken for the first time in the tournament.
The 17th-seeded Keys was dominant serving in the first set.
He broke Bedene's serve in the fourth game of the first set in which he conceded only three points on his serve.
Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova lost 6-3, 4-6, 10-8 to Andrea Petkovic.