Federer wins his 999th match by crushing Australian teen
It was a night when the legendary tennis star, Roger Federer showed no emotions or respite for the young Bernard Tomic. Fed went all through to reach the quarterfinal of Australian Open, in which he will play Martin Potro.
SUNDAY NIGHT proved to be very lucky for Roger Federer, who completed his 999th match win by crushing Australian teen, Bernard Tomic. Federer beat the 19-year-old Tomic 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 and advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals for the eighth straight year in Melbourne on Sunday.
Tomic came into the match following an upset third-round win over 13th-seeded Alexandra Dolgopolov, the Ukrainian player. Four-time Australian Champion Federer beat Tomic before a packed house of 15,000 at Rod Laver Arena.
The 30-year-old Federer, who is bidding for his 17th Grand Slam Title, had no room for sentiment for the 19-year-old or the packed crowd on Rod Laver Arena. Certainly 19 year- old young lad Tomic enjoyed a great support from the local Australian crowd but it could not put him through the 4th round against the Tennis legend.
Undoubtedly Tomic has a bright future and he fought well to the last. We wish him all the best in the times to come. He may be yet another Rod Laver / Roy Emerson of his time. Federer will now meet Martin Potro in the quarter-finals in their first grand slam match up since the Argentine beat the Swiss in the final of the 2009 US Open.