Federer in fine form

Swiss player Roger Federer shouts during his match against Rainer Schuettler Keystone

Swiss tennis player, Roger Federer, has reached the fourth round of the Australian Open with a straight sets win over Germany's Rainer Schuettler.

This content was published on January 19, 2002 - 10:55

On the sixth day of the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne park on Saturday, eleventh seed Federer was in fine form despite sweltering weather.

On the hottest day of the championship so far, the Swiss player, needed tiebreaks to win the first two sets. He then had to recover from a 3-0 deficit in the third set but came back to take it 6-4 to book his place in the fourth round.

Federer qualified for the fourth round of the Australian open by beating Schuettler 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-5) and 6-4. In the next round he will either be facing the German Tommy Haas or the American Todd Martin.

In other men's third round results Nicolas Lapentti from Ecuador beat Gaston Gaudio from Argentina 4-6, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 and 6-4. Marcelo Rios from Chile beat Spanish player Alberto Martin 6-4, 6-3 and 7-6 (7-3).

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