Federer eases past Fucsovics into Melbourne quarter-finals

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Roger Federer reached the Australian Open quarter-finals for the 14th time on Monday however the defending champion didn’t have the whole lot his own manner towards 80th-ranked Hungarian Marton Fucsovics.

The 36-12 months-old Swiss used to be no longer at his incredible highest on a solar-bathed Rod Laver Enviornment but claimed a 6-Four 7-6(3) 6-2 to set up 1 / 4-final against Czech Tomas Berdych.

Fucsovics had never gained a prime draw grand slam suit before arriving in Melbourne however after winning three rounds the 25-12 months-previous produced a skilful and assured efficiency to keep 2nd seed Federer on his toes for 2 sets.

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There Were no real alarms for the Swiss though and he raced away to victory within the 0.33 set.

“I Thought he performed very smartly, it’s fast conditions so you need to have fast ideas and execute well and he did that very neatly,” Federer stated on court after his first day suit of the event so far.

“It was once handiest when I had two sets and a damage I felt like I had the wind in the back of my again.”

Federer is the oldest man to achieve the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on the grounds that Ken Rosewall in 1977.

Reporting with the aid of Martyn Herman; Editing by means of Peter Rutherford

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