Roger Federer defeats Denis Istomin in straight sets and crosses to the second round of Australian Open
- Roger Federer defeated Denis Istomin in straight sets 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 on Monday
- The Swiss tennis legend is looking for a record seventh Australian Open title
- The world No 3 now stands for the second round for Dan Evans from Great Britain
Luke Augustus for MailOnline
Roger Federer's search for a seventh Australian Open title will be continued this year after winning his first round.
The Swiss legend proved to be too good for Denis Istomin because he won in straight sets 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.
The world No. 3 is among the favorites to win the first Grand Slam of 2019 and will face Dan Evans of Great Britain in the next round.
Roger Federer is on to the Australian Open second round after a simple victory
Federer defeated Denis Istomin in straight sets 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in their first meeting
The world No 3 is now facing Dan Evans of Great Britain in the next round of the tournament
Federer broke for a capacity massage of more than 15,000 at Rod Laver Arena, Istomin & # 39; s serve broke 2-2 in the third set en route to his seventh win in a row with no loss to the Uzbekistan player.
Federer's seventh Australian Open title would be the most for every player. Novak Djokovic, who plays his first round on Tuesday, and Roy Emerson, also have six wins each at the Australian Open, although Emerson's victories for the start of the Open-era in 1968 were.
A win in Melbourne would also be Tourer's 100th title, the second man after Jimmy Connors to win 100 titles. Connors had 109.
The defeat for Uzbekistan player Istomin was his seventh deficit on Federer