By Sudipto Ganguly
MELBOURNE, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Roger Federer confirmed no indicators of rust from his loss of fit apply forward of the Australian Open because the 3rd seed introduced his marketing campaign for a report 21st Grand Slam name by means of hammering American Steve Johnson 6-Three 6-2 6-2 within the first spherical on Monday.
Taking part in his first aggressive fit since dropping to Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas within the ATP Finals in November, the 38-year-old broke his opponent’s serve early in every of the 3 units and closed out the fit when Johnson hit a go back lengthy.
In spite of blustery prerequisites, Federer served beautifully from the beginning and hit winners at will in opposition to Johnson, who’s ranked 75th on this planet, and he used to be as ruthless beneath the closed roof on the Rod Laver Area after play used to be interrupted by means of rain.
A six-time champion at Melbourne Park, Federer will take at the winner of the fit between French qualifier Quentin Halys and Filip Krajinovic of Serbia in the second one spherical.
(Reporting by means of Sudipto Ganguly; Enhancing by means of Clarence Fernandez)
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