Federer defeats Lu
Routine victory for Federer who beats world number 47 Yen-Hsun Lu 6-4 6-2 7-5.
Nadal defeats Youzhny
Easier match than expected for Rafa who was playing his first Grand Slam match since his loss to Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon last year. 6-3 6-2 6-2 for Nadal. Do you think he will win the title?
Gasquet defeats Berlocq
A solid performance by Gasquet who lost only 5 games to Berlocq. Do you think he will put his disastrous Davis Cup final performance behind him and do well in Melbourne?
Photo credit: © LJ Kong 2015
Current world No. 2, Roger Federer looks to take strong 2014 form and his newly achieved 1,000-match wins milestone to the blue courts of Melbourne. He’ll wear a bold Nike Premier RF V-neck and Nike Gladiator Premier 7 shorts.
Federer’s footwear of choice is the Nike Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour.
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1,000th win and 83rd career title for Federer as he defeats big server Milos Raonic in three sets and takes Brisbane title. The 17-time Grand Slam champion joins Jimmy Connors (1,253) and Ivan Lendl (1,071) as the only players to reach 1,000 wins in the Open era.
“Clearly it’s a special day for me, winning a title plus getting to the magic number of 1,000. It feels very different to any other match I’ve ever won. All those [milestone] numbers didn’t mean anything to me, but for some reason 1,000 means a lot because it’s such a huge number. Just alone to count to 1,000 is going to take a while.”
A few pictures of Roger Federer at practice. He lost to Lleyton Hewitt in the Brisbane final last year. Read more about it here.