Romanian tennis player Victor Hanescu was eliminated in the second round in Australian Open, after a tough match against world's no. 1 Roger Federer. With an often "mellow" and predictable tennis, Victor lost in three sets, score 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. Federer met a convenient opponent and qualified in the third tour.

"Victor is a difficult player, but he's much more used to the slag. He was often beyond the field and this allowed me to strike decisively", Roger Federer declared after the match.

Federer - Hanescu match statistics:

Aces: 8-3

Double faults 1-1

Winning on first service: 40/49 - 34/61

Winning on second service: 15/24 - 12/26

Unforced errors: 18-26

Break Point Conversions: 5/11 - 0/5

Total Points Won: 96-64

Previous matches against each other

Roger Federer - Victor Hanescu (Davis Coup) 7-6(4), 6-3, 6-1

Roger Federer - Victor Hanescu (Roland Garros) 6-2, 7-6 (3), 6-3

Roger Federer - Victor Hanescu (Estoril) 6-3, 6-2