Rodger Federer has swept into his 1,000th tour match in style, with a straight set victory against Bernard Tomic at the Australian Open.
On Tuesday, Federer will face Juan Martin Potro, in what will be Federer's 31st consecutive quarter-final of a grand slam tournament.
Federer beat Tomic 6-4, 6-2, 6-2. He exploited his opponent's weaknesses and played to Tomic's B game rather than always playing his own A game, the New York Time's Craig O'Shannessy said in an assessment of the game.
As the Australian Open enters its second half, it appears Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Federer and Andy Murray - four of the world's top players-will be thrown against the net in tight competitive strokes.
Federer has ruled a 13-year tennis career on tour since he played his first tour-level match in Gstaad, Switzerland, in 1998. He has since won 16 Grand Slam titles and continues to be on top of his game.
Aged 31, Federer appears poised to win his fifth title at the Australian Open, nearing Roy Emerson's record of six titles. He is the wealthiest player in the history of the sport, nearing the 20 mark of grand slam titles.
It's been a lot of matches, and I remember some very vividly, he said. Some I've started to forget, which I guess is a good sign, Federer told the New York Times.
While he holds a calm Zen-like composure during his games, he is known to get emotional afterwards.
I never thought as a kid I would ever cry after I won matches, he told the Guardian, Because I always used to cry after I lost - every single match from eight to basically 15. It was emotional because I always tried my best. Whenever I lost it was tragic.
As Federer heads into his 1,000th tour game on Tuesday, he says the match will present more of a physical challenge against his younger, less experienced opponent, Del Potro. It's going to be different. I'm playing really big guys at the moment. I like playing him. He's got some incredible shot-making. It's nice to see him back. I missed him in that year when he got injured. I'm sure we'll put on a good match. Anything else would surprise me, he told the New York Times.
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