When Federer became the favourite to retain Australian Open title

Ross Houston
January 16, 2018

2018 Australian Open live streaming, Roger Federer vs Aljaz Bedene live streaming, Roger Federer live streaming and tennis live streaming info follows. For men's tennis, 2018 AO stands as a great opportunity to assess the balance of power and, possibly, its future trajectory.

On Tuesday night, he got something different.

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal is through to the Australian Open second round after a crushing defeat of Victor Estrella Burgos in Melbourne.

"She is a great story, she dropped down the rankings and has been resilient", Shriver said.

Thousands gathered in the Rod Laver Arena let out a big roar as Rafael Nadal removed his jacket, for, they got to see him flaunt his big, muscular biceps again.

She celebrated by twirling, waving and blowing kisses to the crowd.


"I don't think there is such thing as a favorite with Serena out, but you can have hunches", the former world No. 1 told Omnisport. Matches can not occur over a certain level of heat (as measured by the heat index), and within certain parameters, players get to take a 10-minute break before a third and final set.

Djokovic has won six titles in Melbourne, making him the most successful player in the tournament, and should he manage to replicate what Federer did after coming back from injury, he could well be on his way to his seventh triumph Down Under.

"I didn't play so bad, I wasn't missing every shot".

Djokovic tweaked his service motion while recovering from an injured right elbow, and used it to good effect in a 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 win over Donald Young.

Federer will be looking to defend his Australian Open title once the event begins on Monday. She took most of the fall off to fully heal her troublesome left wrist, and she also whipped herself into what her coach Lindsay Davenport says is the best shape of her life. The three courts with roofs support a lot more tennis played under comfortable conditions.

In recent months, meanwhile, ATP Finals victor Grigor Dimitrov and Zverev have moved up to No. 3 and No. 4 in the rankings, respectively, and are growing in confidence that they're on the cusp of Grand Slam breakthroughs.


No. 13 Sam Querrey restored some order for the USA men with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win over Feliciano Lopez.

Madison Keys also reversed a trend, becoming the only one of the four American women who contested the U.S. Open semifinals last September to reach the second round in Australia.

Australian 23rd seed Daria Gavrilova beat American Irina Falconi comfortably with a 6-1 6-1 triumph and will face Elise Mertens in the next stage.

CiCi Bellis, the WTA's Newcomer of the Year, was also among the eight US women who were out by mid-afternoon - 16 are in the singles draw.

Second seed Caroline Wozniacki recorded her 101st grand slam victory, beating Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu 6-2 6-3.

"It's always really cool to go up against the best in the world", Bouchard said.


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