Friday, January 22, 2016 8:57 am
Roger Federer has moved on to the fourth round of the Australian Open, beating Grigor Dimitrov in four sets, 6-4 3-6 6-1 6-4.
The match at Rod Laver Arena saw Federer dropping his first set of the tournament to the Bulgarian star, nicknamed as ‘Baby Federer’ as he shares similar pattern of play with the Swiss veteran.
For Federer, the defeat of his ‘baby’ was even more special, as it marked his 300th Grand Slam match victory in 349 matches within 17 years. During the period, Federer had also won 17 Grand Slam titles.
David Goffin, Kei Nishikori and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga are also into the fourth round as well.
Maria Sharapova, Belinda Benci and Agnieszka Radwanska are also in the fourth round, with the shocker of the day being the ousting of Roberta Vinci by Anna-Lena Friedsam.
Vinci had taken the first set with a bagel, only for the 21 year old German pumped her game to take the next two sets 6-4, 6-4 to stop the woman who extinguished Serena Williams march for an All Slam win at the US Open last September.
“After the first set) I said, ‘come on Anna, you have nothing to lose,'” Friedsam, ranked 82, tweeted at the end of the match.