Roger Federer photo © Enrique Fernandez for Tennis Panorama
By Jaclyn Stacey
(January 17, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia – Roger Federer had an easy straight sets win over long term rival Nikolay Davydenko 6-3, 6-4 6-4 to move through to a much anticipated third round encounter against Bernard Tomic.
Federer took to the court in a surprising ensemble of lavender grey shirt and pink detailing around his chest, shoes and sweatband in a change from the classic blue shift he displayed on day two of the Open. “I have nothing to say at all. I like to play around with various colors.” He said when asked about the color choice on court after the match.
Federer breezed through the match taking an early break in each set and never looking back. He was able to take the foot off the gas in the final set and sealed the match with an ace.
He discussed the match-up against Tomic in the post-match news conference and analysed the learning curve Tomic has had to experience in the past months...