Roger Federer relieved after getting past ‘mirror’ Evans

Roger Federer relieved after getting past ‘mirror’ Evans

Defending champion Roger Federer reached the Australian Open third round for a 20th straight year Wednesday but admitted it had been tough to get past his 'mirror' image Dan Evans.

Australian Open: Magnificent seven beckons for Federer, Djokovic

Australian Open: Magnificent seven beckons for Federer, Djokovic

Federer sweeps into Melbourne semifinal

Federer sweeps into Melbourne semifinal

Federer breezes into second round in Melbourne

Federer breezes into second round in Melbourne

Wawrinka wins comeback match after six months out

Wawrinka wins comeback match after six months out

Federer wins record 18th Slam as critics cry ‘legal cheating’

Federer wins record 18th Slam as critics cry ‘legal cheating’

Federer triumphs in five-set thriller against Wawrinka

Federer triumphs in five-set thriller against Wawrinka

Federer and Wawrinka set up Swiss semifinal showdown

Federer and Wawrinka set up Swiss semifinal showdown

Swiss ace Federer ‘surprises himself’ by crushing rival

Swiss ace Federer ‘surprises himself’ by crushing rival

Wawrinka battles into fourth round in Melbourne

Wawrinka battles into fourth round in Melbourne

Serena ends Swiss star Bencic’s Australian Open dream

Serena ends Swiss star Bencic’s Australian Open dream

Wawrinka loses his cool at Australian Open

Wawrinka loses his cool at Australian Open

Federer makes return to tennis down under

Federer makes return to tennis down under

Federer outplays Murray to reach semifinals

Federer outplays Murray to reach semifinals

Federer drives to Aussie Open quarterfinals

Federer drives to Aussie Open quarterfinals

Federer eases into fourth round Down Under

Federer eases into fourth round Down Under

Federer eases into Rotterdam quarter-finals

Federer eases into Rotterdam quarter-finals

Federer positive despite defeat down under

Federer positive despite defeat down under

Federer heads to Melbourne semi-finals

Federer heads to Melbourne semi-finals

Federer breezes into Melbourne quarter-finals

Federer breezes into Melbourne quarter-finals

Wawrinka loses to Djokovic in epic thriller

Wawrinka loses to Djokovic in epic thriller