Saturday, August 23, 2014   

(Tennis) Fed turns it on
(01-16 17:34)

Roger Federer reeled off some of his best tennis to claim a commanding straight-sets win over Slovenia's Blaz Kavcic and reach the third round of the Australian Open in Melbourne amid the burning heat.
The Swiss 17-time Grand Slam champion won 6-2, 6-1, 7-6 (7/4) in one hour 47 minutes on Hisense Arena.
Federer, playing away from the main Rod Laver Arena court for the first time in 10 years, faced Kavcic with the stadium roof closed because of the extreme heat.
He his 52 winners, had six service breaks and smashed 11 aces to control his match with the 99th-ranked Slovenian.
Kavcic could mostly only shake his head, although he came more into the match in the final set when he forced a tiebreaker.
But Federer played the pressure points the better.–AFP


   
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