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Roger Federer apologises for walkover

Federer apologises for walkover
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Roger Federer says that he is "sorry" that the Australian Open fans didn't get the chance to see him compete against Andreas Beck.

Roger Federer has apologised to Australian Open fans after receiving a walkover into the third round.

The former world number one was gifted a spot in the next round of the tournament in Melbourne without playing his second-round tie after Andreas Beck withdrew from the clash with an injury.

"I would have loved to have played," said Federer. "I'm sorry to the fans, I was ready to go. I had a warm-up hit and was focused. I will rest up, hit intensely and get ready for my match."

The Swiss pro will have to defeat Ivo Karlovic to progress through to the fourth round in Australia.

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