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Australian Open: Roger Federer advances to fourth round, beats Richard Gasquet in straight sets

Federer earned his 17th victory over Gasquet in the 19th encounter between the two players.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: January 20, 2018 20:57 IST ]
Image Source : AP Roger Federer makes forehand return to Richard Gasquet during their third round match at the Australian Open

Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer on Saturday beat France's Richard Gasquet 6-2, 7-5, 6-4 in the third round of the Australian Open. World No.2 Federer defeated Gasquet, World No.31, after one hour and 59 minutes to advance to the Australian Open round of 16, reports Efe. "Maybe I protected my own serve a little bit better than him. Richard played well and me too. I'm happy to win tonight," Federer said while reflecting on the game after the match.

Discussing his playing style, the Swiss star added: "I started as a kid with a double-handed backhand and then let go. That left hand is just decoration right now."

Federer earned his 17th victory over Gasquet in the 19th match between the two players.

The Swiss great, who advances for the 16th time to the Australian Open round of 16, is set to face Marton Fucsovics of Hungary, who defeated Argentina's Nicolas Kicker 6-3, 6-3, 6-2.

(With IANS Inputs)

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