Federer advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-4 7-6 (7-5) 6-1 win over the young Australian at Rod Laver Arena.
Roger Federer says he is never surprised by his ability to pull off the big shots after beating Bernard Tomic on Saturday.
Federer advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-4 7-6 (7-5) 6-1 win over the young Australian in just under two hours at Rod Laver Arena.
While the scoreline suggests a comfortable victory for the second seed, it was anything but, with Tomic taking the match right up to the 17-time grand slam champion.
It took some extraordinary shot-making, particularly in the pivotal second set tiebreaker, from Federer that helped him secure the victory.
"I've seen and felt myself playing before so many times that I feel I didn't come up with a shot that I never hit before in my life," he said.
Next up for Federer is a clash with big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic, who has quietly gone about his business to move into the fourth round with minimum fuss.
Federer has won their only three encounters to date, but in all three of those matches he was forced to come from a set down.