Roger Federer sets majors record
Legendary tennis player Roger Federer set yet another record as he stepped on the court for his first-round match at the 2016 Australian Open.
The match meant the iconic Swiss had now appeared in 65 consecutive majors since the 2000 Australian Open, and he celebrated it with an easy 6-2, 6-1, 6-2 victory over Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia.
Federer will now face Alexandr Dolgopolov in the second round, in his quest to win a 5th Australian Open trophy.
A possible third round match-up against Grigor Dimitrov awaits 34-year old Federer, who hasn’t won a Grand Slam since the 2012 Wimbledon.