Roger Federer was on fire at the Australian Open on Saturday night, winning his third-round match against Richard Gasquet in just an hour and 59 minutes, 6-2, 7-5, 6-4.
Federer’s 90 career match wins at the Australian Open is an Open era record by a long way Novak Djokovic has the second-most, recording his 61st with his third-round win over Albert Ramos-Vinolas on Saturday.
Serving while up two sets and 4-2 in the third, Federer had three game points to hold serve but was broken the only time he lost serve in 15 service games on the night.
This is actually the first time Federer has won 10 matches in a row at a specific Grand Slam in seven years the last time he got this many in a row was at the Australian Open between 2010 and 2011 (he won the title in 2010 and reached the semifinals in 2011 before falling to Djokovic in a tight three-setter).
This is Federer’s 16th time in the second week of the Aussie Open, and if history is anything to go by, his run probably won’t end here the last 13 times he’s gotten to the round of 16, he’s gotten to at least the semifinals.