Australian Open

Switzerland’s Roger Federer played the villain Saturday at the Australian Open. He beat hometown hero Bernard Tomic during their third-round match in Melbourne, Australia. “It’s not my favorite part of the job, beating up on the hometown heroes,” Federer said. Enlarge photo

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Switzerland’s Roger Federer played the villain Saturday at the Australian Open. He beat hometown hero Bernard Tomic during their third-round match in Melbourne, Australia. “It’s not my favorite part of the job, beating up on the hometown heroes,” Federer said.

MELBOURNE, Australia

A look at the sixth day of the Australian Open tennis championships Saturday:

Weather: Sunny, high of 73 degrees. Today’s forecast – sunny, high of 79.

Attendance: Day session – 53,928. Night session – 26,807. Total – 80,735.

Winners: Men’s singles – No. 2 Roger Federer, No. 3 Andy Murray, No. 7 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, No. 9 Richard Gasquet, No. 13 Milos Raonic, No. 14 Gilles Simon, No. 21 Andreas Seppi. Women’s singles – No. 1 Victoria Azeranka, No. 3 Serena Williams, No. 10 Caroline Wozniacki, No. 14 Maria Kirilenko, No. 29 Sloane Stephens.

Losers: Men’s singles – No. 6 Juan Martin del Potro, No. 12 Marin Cilic, No. 17 Philipp Kohlschreiber. Women’s singles – No. 16 Roberta Vinci, No. 20 Yanina Wickmayer, 42-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm.

Stat of the Day: 76. Number of consecutive service games won by Bernard Tomic until he was broken by Federer in the opening game of their match Saturday.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It’s not my favorite part of the job, beating up on the hometown heroes,” Federer said after his straight-sets victory Saturday over Australian Open hopeful, Tomic, an Aussie.

Playing Today: Fourth round – No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 15 Stanislas Wawrinka, No. 4 David Ferrer vs. No. 16 Kei Nishikori, No. 2 Maria Sharapova vs. Kirsten Flipkens, No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska vs. No. 13 Ana Ivanovic.

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