January 16, 2019 -- Melbourne, Australia


Facing the flashy Daniel Evans in the second round, Roger was challenged but came away with a straight set win 7-6(5), 7-6 (3), 6-3. 


189th Evans was the last British man in the Australian Open draw and pushed Roger to two tiebreakers and even saved a set point but just didn't have enough to take out the defending Champion. 


"I've seen him play some really good matches over the years. I see why he can cause difficulties to players. He was feeling it today, I thought. He was very sort of cat and mouse a bit."


Roger faces up and coming American, Taylor Fritz, in the third round.