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Favouring Federer? ‘Sport’s just not fair’

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Daria Gavrilova has had to deal with some unsavoury social media comments.

DARIA Gavrilova has revealed she’s been subjected to social media trolls in the wake of her shock Australian Open exit on Wednesday night.

Gavrilova was forced to block people from commenting on her Instagram account after the local favourite copped extreme heat from punters who had backed her to win.

Meanwhile, Roger Federer has opened a can of worms with his comments that players have to put up with the 40-plus degree days in Melbourne.

In the wake of Thursday’s brutal court conditions and with temperatures expected to hit 42 degrees on Friday, the tournament’s heat policy is coming under some serious scrutiny.

Not that the world No. 2 and five-time champion Federer has had to endure too much so far this tournament.

While the likes of Novak Djokovic and Gael Monfils struggled through conditions that left them physically and mentally spent, Federer played in the cooler night session for the second successive round.

The start of the third round today features the likes of Caroline Wozniacki, Jelena Ostapenko, Rafael Nadal and Grigor Dimitrov.

Nick Kyrgios faces Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at Rod Laver Arena tonight.

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Originally published as Favouring Federer? ‘Sport’s just not fair’

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