Roger Federer had a vintage 2017, when he managed to add 2 more Grand Slams to his illustrious career.
The Swiss Maestro won the most titles in 2017 (7), but at the end of the Tour, he was hurt (back issues) and tired.
The Australian Open’s defending champion started his year in Perth, Australia, fighting for Switzerland in Hopman Cup. He managed to win the title, alongside partner Belinda Bencic, after winning it 17 years ago with Martina Hingis.
During Hopman Cup, Federer showed great form. He looked fresh and on a mission.
In the first round of Australian Open, Roger met Slovenian Aljaz Bedene, a player that represented United Kingdom from 2015-2017, but was refused to play in Davis Cup, so he returned to represent his native country.
Roger Federer was majestic from beginning till the end, making the most of his far more superior speed and power.
He always stayed very in front on return and came often to the net, to end the points with a doctor’s precision.
The Swiss’ serve was huge and made a lot of successful volleys and dominated most of the rallies.
The Slovenian was no match for the spirited Federer, which takes the match with no contest, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.