Roger Federer had Friday not diepgaan in his semi-final of the Australian Open. The defending champion saw his opponent, Hyeon Chung to specify at the end of the second set.
The South Korean, number 58 of the world, took the first set 6-1, lost and looked for in the second at 4-1 behind to when he was a medical timeout early. Chung had a lot of problems with blisters on the left foot. He tried it afterwards, but threw in the 5-2 still in the towel. So there came an end to an impressive tournament in which the 21-year-old revelation, among others, the German Alexander Zverev (ATP 4) and six-time winner Novak Djokovic had turned off.
“The first set was pretty normal I thought. But then I noticed that the blisters him suffer gave. I know from experience that the pain can do, ” responded Federer. “This is a bittersweet victory. I am very happy to be in the finals, but not this way. Chung did so hard, he has done very well. I understand why he has won, he is a great player, threw Federer with compliments.
The 36-year-old Swiss on Sunday in his thirtieth grandslamfinale the chance of a twentieth title, their sixth Australian Open. Against the Croatian Marin Cilic, he won eight times in nine duels. ‘Marin is a powerful player, knows Federer. “That he is so far in the tournament is hit, it means that he feels good and believes in his chances. I look forward to it.’