Australian Open: Roger Federer eases into fourth round

Roger Federer beat Teymuraz Gabashvili in straight sets. The last time he defeated the Russian, Federer won the title.

updated: January 18, 2014 17:56 IST
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Melbourne: Roger Federer and Andy Murray hit top gear at the Australian Open Saturday as two-time defending women's champion Victoria Azarenka destroyed Yvonne Meusburger for the loss of just one game. (Click here for latest on Australian Open)

As cooler temperatures consigned this week's heatwave to memory, Federer swept past Russia's world number 79 Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 in what is his record 57th consecutive major tournament.

Murray moved smoothly past Spain's Feliciano Lopez and Maria Sharapova came through a test against French challenger Alize Cornet before reaching the fourth round.

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