Federer fends off British qualifier Evans to reach third round

Tennis - Australian Open - Second Round - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 16, 2019. Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after winning the match against Britain's Dan Evans. REUTERS/Edgar Su

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Double defending champion Roger Federer weathered a stern test from the impressive Dan Evans but wore down the British qualifier 7-6(5) 7-6(3) 6-3 to reach the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday. Having thrashed Denis Istomin in his Melbourne Park opener, third seed Federer encountered far stiffer resistance against the […]

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