The tredjeseedade reigning champion had an unexpectedly tough match against the 189-ranked british kvalspelaren Dan Evans. Federer won the first two sets in first in the wimbledon and then the third with 6-3.
– the Key was to win the first set, then released the tension, " says Federer, in an interview with Eurosport.
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The 20-fold grand slam winner Federer said that Evans games was similar to his own.
"It felt a bit like playing against a mirror," he says.
" It was like a cat-and-mouse game. Very interesting. I liked the match. I think he played well, it was nice.
bigger than his ranking. The briton has been suspended one year for doping and is now playing upwards on the ranking.
– For me he is a top hundraspelare, says Federer at a press conference, and adds that he believes that Evans will once again reach the top 50.
In their next match, on the road to a possible third straight title in Melbourne, will meet Federer's Taylor Fritz, united states.
Even the world number Rafael Nadal, of Spain, won his match in the second round. He defeated hemmaspelaren Matthew Ebden with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 after nearly two hours of play.
is the first toppseedade player eliminated from the tournament. The south lost in the second round against the american Frances Tiafoe, ranked 39, with 6-4, 4-6, 4-6, 5-7.
– It is so tight now-a-days. Anyone who plays a great match can beat any player. You can't underestimate anyone, " says the american.
For Tiafoe, it is one of the biggest victories in his career.
"this is the kind of matches that define you and help you to feel more and more comfortable," he says and adds.
" I will definitely remember this.