Fri. Jul 19th, 2024

Federer before the record at Melbourne Park

Federer before the record at Melbourne Park 4
Federer before the record at Melbourne Park 4

* Federer – Millman: expected at 4:30 p.m., Hanoi time.

The last time Federer and Millman met at a Grand Slam tournament was at the 2018 US Open. That year, the Australian tennis player surprised him by defeating `Express Train` in the fourth round to win the right to play in his first Grand Slam quarter-final.

Reunited at Melbourne Park this year, Federer stands before the historic milestone of 100 victories at the Australian Open.

Federer is in good form this week, having lost just 13 games through the first two rounds.

Federer is off to an impressive start at the 2020 Australian Open. Photo: Reuters.

`I think the defeat in 2018 was a combination of many factors such as my combined mistakes, and Millman played quite hard that day. I almost lost to him in the first meeting in Brisbane last year.

The third seed currently holds the record for the number of wins at a Grand Slam tournament of three digits or more, which is 101 wins at Wimbledon.

However, the home player ranked 47th in the world is also playing very well.

`No matter what the result is, I will still step on the court at the end of the day. If I have the opportunity to repeat the shock against Federer, I will not miss it. There is no tennis player who does not long for that moment. Faced with

Federer before the record at Melbourne Park

Millman hopes the home crowd will give him strength when facing Federer.

Another highlight match of the day is the meeting of second seed Novak Djokovic with Yoshihito Nishioka, which took place a few hours earlier.

Djokovic is still polite when talking about his opponent: `He is very fast, and is probably one of the fastest players on the ATP Tour today. Knowing clearly the strengths and weaknesses of his opponent, I hope I

Also on the court on the day with Federer and Djokovic was Stefanos Tsitsipas.

In the women’s singles, the most exciting match is the reunion between third seed Naomi Osaka and 15-year-old American talent Coco Gauff.

Federer before the record at Melbourne Park

Coco Gauff has the opportunity to repay the debt of her easy loss to senior Osaka at last year’s US Open.

Osaka is aiming to become the ninth person to successfully defend the Australian Open championship, following players Margaret Court, Evonne Goolagong, Stefanie Graf, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Jennifer Capriati, Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka.

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