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Workmanlike effort from Federer

Updated: January 17, 2013, 8:04 AM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Round 20 of Roger Federer versus Nikolay Davydenko wasn't nearly as entertaining as some of their previous bouts.

Federer didn't have his best night but still took just under two hours to beat Davydenko in a somewhat workmanlike effort in their second-round Australian Open match, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.

Davydenko, who like Federer is 31, is now ranked 40th in the world after roosting in the tour's top 10 almost continuously for five years starting in mid-2005. He ...

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