The two-time Grand Slam Finalist Kevin Anderson from South Africa is excreted in the Australian Open in Melbourne, surprisingly, in the second round. The world ranking of sixth, losing out to the 20-year-old Frances Tiafoe (USA) 6:4, 4:6, 4:6, 5:7. The 32-Year-old, who had reached in 2017, the final of the US Open, and in 2018 the final of Wimbledon, during the Match on the forearm to treat. Anderson, according to John Isner (USA/no 9) the second Top-Ten player who is eliminated at the first Grand Slam tournament of the year in the morning.
defending champion Roger Federer has done it in round three, had more trouble than expected. The Grand Slam record-holder from Switzerland beat the British qualifier Daniel Evans after 2:35 hours 7:6 (7:5), 7:6 (7:3), 6:3 . Evans was in the first Tiebreak already 5:3 at the front and helped Federer with two volley errors, in the second round he fought back when the score was 3:5 the first two set of balls from Federer. The Briton stood for the first Time after his doping suspension for cocaine use in the main field of major. "He has played very well, it was not easy for me, depose me," said Federer, who had won the two duels before with Evans: "I was happy to have the first set won. This was important to me."
Čilić is in round three
Federer in the next round on Friday either Gael Monfils (France/no. 30) and Taylor Fritz (USA). The win over Evans was his 16. in series in Melbourne, Federer's first Grand Slam had won title of the season in the past two years, a total of six Times.
A round is also last year's finalist Marin Čilić (Croatia/no 6) that had 7:5, 6:7 (9:11), 6:4, 6:4 against Mackenzie McDonald (USA), however, also more effort than expected.