Roger Federer wins against Jurgen Melzer and marked his first victory in the Australian open 2017 season. On a night it registered a record second-session attendance, touching 25,000, Roger Federer’s appearance at the Rod Laver Arena. This could be sensed before the Swiss -beloved of the crowd entered in the court.
The match between the champions was extended to four sets by Austrian Jurgen Melzer in the first round. Before the Swiss 17-time Grand Slam winner predominated the game 7-5, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 on Monday. The magnificent performance by the Australian was breathtaking and was hard for Federer to beat.
The 35-year-old Roger Federer who faced severe Knee injury last year was able to appear in only seven Tour-level events in the previous season. He was looking shaky in the starting of the match but after 2 sets the champion was back in the game. The last two glorious sets which marked Federer’s victory was looking totally on sided as the champion dominated the game.
Federer, who played 12 semifinals in the same tournament, was not playing well in the early break. In the opening set but returned his position to take the set with the people firmly behind him. There were flashes of the form that took him to 17 major wins, but for most past, he was able to pull off what he had to against an opponent who didn’t have the extra gear which made him victorious in his first match of the tournament.