|Australian Open 2019|
|Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 January|
|Protection: Day-to-day are living commentaries at the BBC Recreation web site, concentrate to Tennis Breakfast day-to-day from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio Five are living sports activities additional and watch highlights on BBC TV and on-line from 19 January.|
Britain’s Dan Evans succumbed in 3 units after pushing protecting champion Roger Federer onerous in an entertaining Australian Open second-round fit.
Evans, ranked 189th on the earth, misplaced 7-6 (7-Five) 7-6 (7-Three) 6-Three in opposition to the 20-time Grand Slam champion.
However he by no means seemed out of his intensity, impressing the Rod Laver Area together with his shot-making.
Federer will play both France’s 30th seed Gael Monfils or American Taylor Fritz within the 3rd around.
“I could not draw back early within the fit – it is helping when you’ll sneak in a snappy damage,” stated 3rd seed Federer, who at 37 is aiming to change into the primary guy to win seven Australian Open titles.
“He performed rather well. It used to be onerous to drag away, to his credit score. I believed I performed smartly.”
Extra to practice.