Federer beats Tomic to reach 4th round of Australian Open

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No.2 seed Roger Federer defeated Australian Bernard Tomic in straight sets 6-4 7-6 (5) 6-1 to reach the fourth round of Australian Open 2013.

With this win, Federer improved the head to head against the Australian to 4-0, booking a next round clash against Canadian Milos Raonic, who overcame German Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6 (4) 6-3 6-4.

The key moment of the first set came in the opening game when the 4 time Aussie Open champion Federer pounced to take Tomic’s serve. Despite the Swiss falling 15-30 behind on when serving for the set at 5-4, he got himself out of trouble to take a lead in the match.

Federer earned himself quite a few break points in set two, but was unable to convert any of them. With both players holding serve, a tiebreak was inevitable. It was Tomic who got the first mini break, getting to a 5-3 lead just before the Fed Express fought back to take the next four points, eventually earning himself a two sets lead.

This seemed to have given some extra boost to Federer’s game and after taking Tomic’s serve for the second time in the match to go 2-0 up in the third set, nothing could stop him anymore from advancing to the next round.

The Swiss is trying to become the first player to win this Grand Slam tournament for the 5th time.


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