Roger Federer

Federer eases past Basilashvili to reach Australian Open second round

Roger Federer

Melbourne, Jan. 18 : World number three Roger Federer produced an imperious form as he raced into the second round of the Australian Open by claiming a straight-set sumptuous victory over Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia on Monday.

The Swiss maestro swept Basilashvili aside 6-2, 6-1, 6-2 in a thrilling opening round that lasted for one hour and 12 minutes.

With the win, Federer has now set up his second round clash with 35th-ranked Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov, against whom he has won both of their last encounters.

Djokovic thrashes Hyeon to kick start Oz Open with a bang

Djokovic thrashes Hyeon to kick start Oz Open with a bang

Brisbane, Jan.

Djokovic, Williams named top seeds for Australian Open

Djokovic, Williams named top seeds for Australian Open

Johannesburg, Jan. 14 - World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been announced as top seeds for first major of the season, Australian Open, which starts from Monday.

The Serbian will aim to clinch his sixth title while Williams, who is recovering from a knee injury, is looking forward to bag her seventh Australian title.

Andy Murray has been named as second seed ahead of 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer, Sport24 reported.

Meanwhile, Stan Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal are placed at fourth and fifth respectively.

Hard for Federer to believe Tomic making it to top 10

Hard for Federer to believe Tomic making it to top 10

Melbourne, Jan. 10 - Swiss Master Roger Federer, who has now heard Bernard Tomic speaking about his top ten goals for quite some time, will believe the latter making it to the A-listers once he sees it.

The world number three insisted that Tomic has been good in the recent past but top 10 was another story, news.com.au reported.

The top-seed at the Brisbane International offered the Australian a reality check after his strong showing at the tournament.

Federer sets up Raonic showdown at Brisbane International

Federer sets up Raonic showdown at Brisbane International

Brisbane, Jan. 9 : Top-seeded Roger Federer displayed a dominant performance as he swept aside Dominic Thiem in straight sets to storm into the finals of Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on Saturday.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion claimed a 6-1, 6-4 triumph over the Austrian in a semi-final clash that lasted for an hour.

Reflecting on his performance, Federer said that it was his best match of the tournament so far, the Guardian reported.

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