Australian Open: Djokovic walks, Federer suffers and Gauff's dream ends



The Swiss reacts to Fucsovics (4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2), while the current champion overwhelms Schwartzman (6-3, 6-4, 6-4).

Federer, during his match against Fucsovics at the Rod Laver Arena.

Those who believe that tennis is a retreating sport should shop around the Australian Open. All the racket continues to live a golden age, something evident on a Sunday -Da Australia National- with the facilities full of spectators in which it is the Grand Slam that best treats them. Because not everything is tennis: at sunset the option happened to see Roger Federer or walk to the other end of the complex to enjoy Fatboy Slim. On Wednesday the dilemma is between tennis and Billy Idol.

It is not a dilemma for Djokovic, clearly focused on tennis and that gave a further sample of the comfort with which he plays in Melbourne, where he seeks an eighth title unprecedented in the professional era. A 6-3, 6-4 and 6-4 reached him to dispatch the Argentine Diego Schwartzman, who had bequeathed to eighths without giving up a set.

'El Peque' luch, but the Serb defeated him with a shocking authority, to the point that in the subsequent press conference he spent more time talking about how his little son is playing tennis than the game he had just won. In fourths, they will see the recovered Canadian Milos Raonic, winner of Croatian Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-3 and 7-5.

“I was still before Millman”

The placidity with which Djokovic and Rafael Nadal advance contrasts with the shocks Roger Federer has been experiencing. The Swiss won miraculously 10-8 in the sper 'tie break' of the fifth set his third round match to the Australian John Millman, and today also dub against a rival of lower rank, the Hungarian Marton Fucsovics: delivered the initial set before win 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 and 6-2. “I suffered a little at the beginning, I think I was still in the game with Millman,” admitted the Swiss, who measured on Tuesday to Tennys Sandgren, winner of the historic Fabio Fognini.

Among women, the dream of Coco Gauff, the American quinceaera who has been shaking a circuit in need of charisma, ended. His compatriot Sofia Kenin defeated her 6-7 (5-7), 6-3 and 6-0.

Ashleigh Barty and Petra Kvitova also advanced to the quarter, exactly the same as they will look for on Monday, Nadal and Garbie Muguruza. The Dutch Kiki Bertens be the rival of Muguruza in the Spanish dawn, while Nadal star in the Australian night the most anticipated match of the tournament by the locals: the talented and incorrigible Nick Kyrgios try it on the central court.

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