Swiss tennis star Roger Federer (3) defeated American Taylor Fritz by a comfortable 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 scoreline in less than an hour and a half in the third round men’s singles match at the Australian Open here on Friday. Also Read - Tennis: Novak Djokovic Breaks Roger Federer's World Record For Most Weeks at No.1 in ATP Rankings

The early stages of the match seemed to predict a comfortable course for the reigning champion in Melbourne Park, who had to sweat it out more against Daniel Evans in his previous match which he eventually won 7-6, 7-6, 6-3, reports Efe. Also Read - Novak Djokovic Equals Roger Federer's Record For Most Weeks as World No.1 at ATP Rankings

Federer will have the opportunity to move towards his 20th Grand Slam title when he goes up against the young Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, who eliminated Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili (19) in four sets. Also Read - Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic Beats Daniil Medvedev For Record-Extending Ninth Title at Melbourne Park, Wins 18th Grand Slams Title Overall