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When John McEnroe joked about Roger Federer’s age

Roger Federer turned 38 in 2019 and was still among the players to beat. The Swiss won his last Masters 1000 title that year and came within a point of defeating Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final. Roger kicked off the 2020 season at the Australian Open and reached round three for the 21st time in Melbourne after two dominant wins!

The veteran needed one hour and 32 minutes to release Filip Krajinovic 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 and advance to the round of 16. Federer was thunderous from start to finish and left the Serbs behind. The legend’s performance “caused” an impressed John McEnroe to double-check how old he was during an on-court interview.

It was another dominant performance by a six-time Melbourne champion. He shot 42 winners and made 14 unforced errors to get the upper hand and claim his 99th win in a record 21st run at Melbourne Park.

The Swiss lost 19 points on serve, suffering a break in the second set and securing seven games back in 14 chances to run to the finish line.

Roger Federer beat Filip Krajinovic at the 2021 Australian Open.

Roger flew over the court in the first set, hitting 13 winners and four unforced misses and fairly outperforming Krajinovic.

Federer got a break in the second game after a backhand error by his rival and made another with a 3-0 winning forehand. The Swiss raced to a 5-0 lead thanks to a winning forehand after just 15 minutes!

Serving for the set at 5-1, Federer hit four winners to close out the opening game in 20 minutes, looking sharp and determined to get over the top in no time. With momentum on his side, Roger forced Filip’s mistake early in the second set to take an instant break.

The Swiss squandered more chances in 3-1 and allowed the Serbian to retreat 3-4 after a forced error. Keeping his focus, Federer got another break a few minutes later after Krajinovic’s terrible mistake at the net.

Roger took the set home in the next game and pulled out a winning set in the 59th minute. Filip started the third set with a double fault and gave Roger a break, who took more games back at 3-1 and 5-1 to cross the finish line and enter the final 32.

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