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Federer overpowers Evans in 2nd round of Australian Open

The 'mirror' image of swiss master Federer, Evans, put up a hard fight, keeping the Swiss master battling for more than two hours to win the opening two sets of the match.

Saima Siddiqui

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Published on 16 Jan 2019 10:36 AM GMT

Federer overpowers Evans in 2nd round of Australian Open
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Melbourne: Roger Federer fends-off British qualifier Dan Evans on Wednesday, to advance to the third round of the Australian Open game.

The Swiss player is now relieved after getting past the British 'mirror' Evans by 7-6(5), 7-6(3), 6-3.

"I think I couldn't pull away early in the match," Federer admitted after the game.

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"Always helps if you sneak a quick break. I might have had that midway through the second set but I think he played very well, to his credit ... In the beginning, a bit of the day session, bit of the breeze, and him playing well," he added.

The 'mirror' image of swiss master Federer, Evans, put up a hard fight, keeping the Swiss master battling for more than two hours to win the opening two sets of the match.

The 28-year-old player, Evans plays a similar style of tennis like his Swiss counterpart Roger.

"Playing a player like Dan Evans is like facing myself," the 37-year-old Federer said.

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“I've seen him play some really good matches over the years. I see why he can cause difficulties to players. He was feeling it today, I thought. He was very sort of cat and mouse,” Federer said of his opponent.

Federer dominated the second-set tie break and wrapped up the match, booking himself a spot in the third round against Taylor Fritz, who defeated 30th seed Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-7(8-10), 7-6(8-6), 7-6(7-5).

Evans ranking plummeted from a career-high 41 after he was slapped with a year-long ban for testing positive to cocaine in April 2017. Losing the first set within the first hour of the game came out harsh on Evan, who played well with only two unforced errors.

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