CRUISING

Roger Federer has cruised into the third round of the Australian Open 2013 with a thumping win over Nikolay Davydenko of Russia. Federer won the match in the straight sets by 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. It was a dominating performance by the Swiss Maestro. He took approximately 2 hours to win the match.

Federer showed the same kind of form that he had shown in the first round match. He was brilliant on his serve again and smashed a total of nine aces in the match.

In the opening set, neither of the two players got a breakthrough in the first five games and at the end of the fifth game; Federer was ahead by 3-2.

Federer broke Davydenko’s service in the sixth game and then, served out the seventh game to take a lead of 5-2. He was not going to lose the advantage from that stage. He grabbed the set easily by holding his service in the ninth game.

Federer continued to dominate in the following set as well. He managed to sneak a breakthrough in the third game and then, by holding his service in the next game, he made the score 3-1 in his favour. He kept his lead till the end and won the second set by 6-4.

Federer had a superb start in the final set. He got a breakpoint in the very first game and he latched on that to take a lead of 1-0. He held his service in the second game to make the score 2-0. Davydenko needed at least one breakthrough to come back into the match, but, he wasn’t able to get that. Federer held his entire serve and won the final set to move into the next round.

In the third round, Federer will take on Bernard Tomic of Australia.

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