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22.01.2009 Sports News

Federer Eases Through In Aussie Open

By Daily Guide
Federer Eases Through In Aussie Open
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Roger Federer Roger Federer cruised into the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-2 6-3 6-1 win over Evgeny Korolev.

The second seed will next face 2005 champion Marat Safin of Russia, who enjoyed a 7-5 6-2 6-2 win over Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.

Novak Djokovic progressed to the last 32 with a 7-5 6-1 6-3 win over Frenchman Jeremy Chardy.

Tenth seed David Nalbandian suffered a shock 6-4 5-7 4-6 6-4 6-2 defeat to Chinese Taipei's Lu Yen-hsun.

"Maybe tonight I won't be able to sleep," said Lu.

"This is the first time I've beaten a top 10 player, and it's in a Grand Slam."

There were no such problems for 11th seed David Ferrer of Spain who beat Slovakian Dominic Hrbaty 6-2 6-2 6-1 to set up a tie with Marin Cilic.

The Croatian was in impressive form as he saw off Serbian Janko Tipsarevic 6-2 6-3 4-6 6-3 in front of a boisterous crowd on Court Two.

Federer found Russian qualifier Korolev, who defeated former world number one Carlos Moya to set up the tie, no match for him.

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