Australian Open: Roger Federer beats Gasquet; Novak Djokovic downplays injury

Updated: Jan 21, 2018, 12:17 IST | AFP

Defending champion Roger Federer continued his dominance over Richard Gasquet to reach the round of 16 at the Australian Open on Saturday

Roger Federer celebrates after beating Richard Gasquet. Pic/AFP
Roger Federer celebrates after beating Richard Gasquet. Pic/AFP

Defending champion Roger Federer continued his dominance over Richard Gasquet to reach the round of 16 at the Australian Open on Saturday. The Swiss star beat the Frenchman 6-2, 7-5, 6-4. Federer has unheralded Hungarian and one-time training partner Marton Fucsovics up next and a potential quarter-final with Tomas Berdych, who upset Juan Martin Del Porto.

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic claimed his 11th round of 16 appearance at the Australian Open. He advanced with a 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 win over Albert Ramos-Vinolas. There was concern in his camp when Djokovic sought a medical timeout for treatment to his lower back. He later played down the extent of the problem, saying "it's okay, nothing major".

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