Federer began defending the title with an excellent victory
The winner of the 19 Grand Slam titles Roger Federer has begun with a convincing victory to defend his last year`s Australian Open title. In a match from the first round of the Grand Slam tournament in Melbourne, 36-year-old Swiss beat Alaying Bedenne (Great Britain) 6:3, 6:4, 6:3.
A 3:1 break in the fourth game was enough for Federer to win the first set. Federer then won his rival at the very beginning of the second part and maintained his lead by a break of the score to take the 6:4 part. And in the third set, the Swiss made an early break, and the game ended with a backhand in the serving net for remaining in the 3:5 Betting match.
The five-time champion in Melbourne, Federer, who is placed under No. 2 in the circuit, will play in the second round with German Jan-Lenard Struff, who beat 6:1, 6:2, 6:4 South Korea`s Wild Card-u.
At the same time, Tomas Berdych scored 6:3, 3:6, 6:1, 6:0 with the impressive young Australian talent Alex De Minor. 18-year-old De Minor, who received a card from the organizers, has just reached his first ATP tournament finish. It happened in Sydney, where De Minor lost the trophy dispute with the Russian Daniel Medvedev. The last one in the match via questions for football advices was Australian Thanasis Kokkinakis with 6:2, 6:7 (6), 7:6 (8), 6:4.
Victories in the first round today were also recorded by the Italian Fabio Fonini and the French Gael Monfis and Richard Gasquet.
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