BRISBANE. — Roger Federer took 55 minutes to dispel all injury doubts with a 6-2, 6-1 routing of unheralded German Tobias Kamke in the second round of the Brisbane International tennis tournament yesterday.
Media speculations swirled around the fitness of the world number three less than two weeks before he launches his bid for a fifth Australian Open title and the Swiss maestro dismissed them by dropping only three games in a lop-sided contest.
“I’m going to do my best to stay injury free and give myself a chance to win another grand slam,” Federer said after setting up a quarter-final against Grigor Dimitrov. — Reuters.