ROGER FEDERER’s serene progress continued with a straight-sets win over Richard Gasquet within the battle of the single-handed backhands.
However Federer gained’t be encouraging his children to comply with their approach.
The 19-time Grand Slam champion mentioned: “I simply suppose the double-hander is simpler.
“The rackets are heavy at the start. They play with two fingers they usually have just a little extra management.
“I had a double-hander after I was younger. Now the left hand is only for ornament.”
Federer had been virtually flawless till he lastly provided Gasquet a few break factors late within the last set.
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But he didn’t offer the Frenchman so much as a break point until the seventh game of the final set and soon regained his momentum after dropping serve for the one and only time.
Federer is yet to drop a set and his reward for beating Gasquet 6-2 7-5 6-4 is a last 16 clash with Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics, the world No 80 who is playing in his first Aussie Open.
And should the 19-time Grand Slam champion win that one, he would face the winner of Tomas Berdych v Fabio Fognini in the quarter finals.
Speaking after the win, the second seed added: “I was able to maybe stay a little bit more on the offensive, protecting my serve a little bit better.
“The match was close and the end could have gone to a tie-break and then you never know.
“Richard played well and me too, I’m just happy to win tonight.”
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