Australian Open 2020 Results, Day 3: Federer, Djokovic, Barty cruise into third round; Bopanna crashes out
- Federer produced a masterful display to move into the third round of the Australian Open.
Federer broke in just the second game of the opening set and that set the tone for the rest of the match as Krajinovic had no answer for the Swiss maestro's dominance from the back of the court.
Federer will face John Millman in the third round after the Australian saw off the challenge of 31st seed Hubert Hurkacz.
Defending champion Novak Djokovic did not have to get out of second gear, dismantling Tatsuma Ito in three sets.
While Roberto Bautista Agut, Sam Querrey and Milos Raonic sailed through their respective encounters, Marin Cilic and Tommy Paul were made to battle as they attempted to book their berth in the third round.
Cilic fought back from a set down against Benoit Paire to seal a memorable victory in a match that was decided by a final set tiebreak.
Tommy Paul, meanwhile, produced the shock of the day, subduing Grigor Dimitrov in five hard-fought sets.
Paul was on the brink of elimination as Dimitrov served for the match at 5-4 in the final set but the American refused to throw in the towel, breaking back and dominating the match tie break to set up a third-round clash with NextGen slayer Marton Fucsovics.
Ash Barty, Serena Williams sail into third round; Osaka sets up meeting with Gauff
After battling through her opening round encounter, top seed Ash Barty made light work of Polona Hercog, cruising to a 6-1 6-4 win.
Petra Kvitova and Naomi Osaka also registered relatively comfortable victories while teen sensation Cori Gauff produced a remarkable fightback to get the better of Sorana Cirstea 4-6 6-3 7-5.
Serena Williams was at her dominant best as she steamrolled a hapless Tamara Zidansek 6-2 6-3.
2018 Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki delayed her retirement by producing a spirited display against the hard-hitting Dayana Yastremska.
Wozniacki found herself a double break down in both sets but showed remarkable resilience and guile to seal a 7-5 7-5 victory.
11th seed Aryna Sabalenka was not so lucky as her campaign came to a screeching halt at the hands of Carla Suarez Navarro.
Sabalenka leaked as many as 58 unforced errors in two sets which sealed her fate in the tournament.
In doubles action, Indians suffered mixed fortunes as Rohan Bopanna and his partner Yasutaka Uchiyama fell to a three-set defeat to the Bryan twins.
However, Divij Sharan kept the Indian flag flying high, partnering Artem Sitak and picking up a win over the pairing of Pablo Carreno-Busta and Joao Sousa.
Men's and Women's Singles Results, Day 3
Petra Kvitova  def Paula Badosa 7-5 7-5
Ashleigh Barty  def Polona Hercog 6-1 6-4
Novak Djokovic  def Tatsuma Ito 6-1 6-4 6-2
Serena Williams  def Tamara Zidansek 6-2 6-3
Roger Federer  def Filip Krajinovic 6-1 6-4 6-1
Naomi Osaka  def Saisai Zheng 6-2 6-4
Caroline Wozniacki def Dayana Yastremska  7-5 7-5
Tommy Paul def Grigor Dimitrov  6-4 7-6 3-6 6-7 7-6
Fabio Fognini  def Jordan Thomspon 7-6 6-1 3-6 4-6 7-6
Marin Cilic def Benoit Paire  6-2 6-7 3-6 6-1 7-6
Julia Goerges def Petra Martic  4-6 6-3 7-5
Coco Gauff def Sorana Cirstea 4-6 6-3 7-5
Stefanos Tsitsipas  def Philipp Kohlschreiber - WALKOVER
Milos Raonic  def Cristian Garin 6-3 6-4 6-2
John Millman def Hubert Hurkacz  6-4 7-5 6-3
Carla Suarez Navarro def Aryna Sabalenka  7-6 7-6
Elise Mertens  def Danka Kovinic 6-2 6-0
Tennys Sandgren def Matteo Berrettini  7-6(7) 6-4 4-6 2-6 7-5
Roberto Bautista Agut  def Michael Mmoh 5-7 6-2 6-4 6-1
Dusan Lajovic  def Marc Polmans 6-2 6-4 6-3
Anett Kontaveit  def Astra Sharma 6-2 6-0
Diego Schwartzman  def Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-1 6-4 6-2
Guido Pella  def Gregoire Barrere 6-1 6-4 3-6 6-3
Yoshihito Nishioka  def Dan Evans 6-4 6-3 6-4
Marton Fucsovics def Jannik Sinner 6-4 6-4 6-3
Sonya Kenin  def Ann Li 6-1 6-3
Maria Sakkari  def Nao Hibino 7-6 6-4
Alison Riske  def Lin Zhu 6-3 6-1
Ekaterina Alexandrova  def Barbora Krejcikova 6-1 6-3
Elena Rybakina  def Greet Minnen 6-3 6-4
Indians in action on Day 3
Mike Bryan/Bob Bryan  def Rohan Bopanna/Yasutaka Uchiyama 6-1 3-6 6-3
Divij Sharan/Artem Sitak def Pablo Carreno-Busta/Joao Sousa 6-4 7-5